Last week the children of High Halden became budding entrepreneurs during our ‘Enterprise Week’. Each class was given a £25 budget to spend; our challenge was to make as much profit as possible. Mrs Burlton explained that any money made above the initial £25 investment could be used to buy something for each class (an idea which motivated the pupils a great deal).
The children all had an opportunity to contribute an idea for their class – with most classes then voting to find the most popular proposal. Ducklings decided upon exciting-looking bags of sweets, whilst Robins got craft-y and produced colourful bags-for-life and keyrings. In juniors, Eagles sang their hearts out, producing their very own Sergeant Sgorlon’s Lonely Hearts’ Club Band CD. Owls also got creative, making Emoji stress-balls, bookmarks and High Halden flurries (all of which sold out rather quickly!)
On Friday afternoon the classes set out their stalls in the hall to sell their goods. It was wonderful to see so many families and friends coming to support the children. Head Boy Archie commented,
“ It was so exciting to see everyone buying the things we’d made. I was selling things on Owls’ stall and was really happy that we got lots of customers!”
The children did amazingly well and all classes made a good profit:
The teachers and children will now enjoy deciding how to spend their hard-earned cash!