Oakley Vale Primary School

Part of the Brooke Weston Trust

Educating the next generation of inspirational adults

Year 6 make over £800 profit from their first Entrepreneur week

Year 6 make over £800 profit from their first Entrepreneur week

Students in Year 6 ran an entrepreneur business week where they had the opportunity to plan, budget, market and sell a product to the rest of the school making over £800 in profits from the sales which will go towards an end of year leaving present for them.

At the beginning of the week they chose their own groups and assigned business roles to different members of the group. They thought of a product to sell and were given a budget of £10 to buy stock, which they had to make a profit on.

Products for sale included, a car wash for teachers, design your own cupcake, photo booth, beat the goalie, throwing sponges at students, chocolate fountain, ice cream, milkshakes and fruit kebabs.

Year 6 teacher Ms Anneka Smith said ‘Entrepreneur week was a nice post SATS project and it helps the students learn real life skills. The students had a budget that they had to stick to, I was very strict and didn’t even let them go over by 1p. The idea is for them to make money and possibly give them an idea of various professions that they might be interested in in the future.

‘We have had lessons on money and budgeting. So they had an idea about what they should do. I think they have gained a lot from this week. It has helped them not just with money and maths but with team building and developing communication skills.’

Year 6 student Kaya Riley-Lester said ‘My group agreed on fruit kebabs, as there were ice cream and cake stalls so we thought we would choose a healthier option. We had to think of the cost and the budget and what profit we would like and need to make. I enjoyed designing the posters and putting them up around the school, it felt like we were promoting a real business and the sales days were fantastic. I really enjoyed the week and learnt how to be mature and grown up.’

Denzel Moyo said ‘My group sold cakes. I had so much fun and learnt how to be more independent and to share ideas.

A selection of photos from the day can be found here.