Before the Easter holiday’s the Junior School were set a challenge by the Parents’ Association to “Grow A Pound.” All the boys were given a pound to take home and challenged to create business plans to raise money with the aim of becoming the first Junior School Young Entrepreneur of the Year!
The PTA were astounded by the boys’ enthusiasm and their creative ideas over the holidays and the initiative culminated in a mini fair on Friday, where the boys, (helped by the glorious weather) put on imaginative and delicious stalls!
The final figure raised by the stands was over £1,600, a fabulous testament to the boy’s talents, enthusiasm and hard work. They now have the pleasure of deciding what they will spend this on with their school council.
The class that raised the most money was 4NT who won doughnuts for their efforts.
Special mentions were given to Year 5 students, Sam Holloway, Agastya Tripathi and Oliver Buck who gardened for friends and family. Year 6 student, Aidan Fisher produced an impressive business plan for his car washing venture, and Oscar Pouw cleverly used his musical talents to hold a cello concert for his neighbours.
Year 5 student, Joshua Found secured second place by undertaking five different business ventures to raise money, using the money made from each one to invest in the next. He also wrote his experiences up in a fabulous portfolio.
The worthy winner just pipped Joshua to the coveted trophy by using the ever popular cake selling model. Huge congratulations to Charlie Redshaw in Year 5 for becoming our first ever Young Entrepreneur of the Year!