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Future Avon House Entrepreneurs

Posted: 17th November 2020

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At the start of Autumn term, Year 6 were challenged to come up with a community enterprise idea to enable them to turn £10 into £150 to donate to charity. We started the challenge off by analysing existing business ideas and discussing why they were successful or why they had failed. We talked about profit and loss and how to choose a project that was realistic and achievable, particularly in the current climate. Year 6 then spent several weeks writing business plans, revising and improving these, until they reached a final feasible project idea that could be started with just £10. Amongst the projects were personalised bookmarks, cupcake selling, second hand clothing sales, sponsored dog walking, photo editing, portraits and storytelling. All of the projects were very inventive and well thought through. Some groups made upwards of £200 from their engagement with the community and the successful promotion of their idea. The total proceeds from across the year group was £1784.00 and this will be forwarded to the local charity, Haven House who help children with life-limiting or life-threatening conditions.

We are very proud of our entrepreneurial Year 6s and we hope they found the project a useful exercise in developing their future business skills.

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