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  • Youngsters tackle national enterprise challenge with chance to boost school funds

    Henry James

    PUPILS at Crow Orchard Primary School are taking part in a national scheme aimed at giving them an insight into the world of work and an opportunity to boost school funds.

    The school in School Lane is one of the few in the borough to enter the Fiver Challenge - a highly interactive, fun way of introducing financial education and enterprise to primary school pupils as they aim to make as much profit as possible from £5 in four weeks.

    During the four weeks pupils use £5 pledges to get their business ideas off the ground and aim to make as much profit as they can.


    At Crow Orchard, eight children aged between nine and 11 years of age, had to think-tank ideas from the whole school as to what type of business would work best.

    Then they had to narrow it down to one item and research what would sell, eventually coming up with a healthy and economical ‘Snack Shack.’

    Lesley Jones, school council and pupil parliament co-ordinator, said: “Both parents and children are delighted with their efforts as is the whole school and we now have a successful platform on which to provide whole school funds - and you never know, we might just win!”

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