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Pan-Wishford Year 6 Enterprise Award is underway

    

With £1000 prize money up for grabs, Year 6 children across Wishford Schools have been very focused on their business plans ahead of the Wishford Enterprise Award. This initiative, now in its second year, gives teams of Year 6 children a £50 investment, invites them to devise, research and develop a business idea, and then trade over a 24-hour period. Later this term, the children will be presenting their plans and reporting back on the success of their trading to young entrepreneur Jordan Daykin of Gripit fame. It is Jordan, the youngest successful candidate on Dragon's Den, who puts up the initial stake and provides the £1000 prize. This can be reinvested into the business or put towards resources at the winning school. Last year's winners created their own website to market their Indian food business. 

Head of Wishford Schools Sam Antrobus says, 'I am in awe of the creativity, commitment and entrepreneurship shown by our girls and boys. The range of disciplines the Enterprise Award covers, from product design and development, to market research, to budgeting, and sales and marketing, allows every child to capitalise on on his or her own strengths, and gives them a clear oversight of the process of running a business. We are also very grateful to Jordan for his support. For the children to be able to access his advice and expertise, and see first hand what innovation and dedication can accomplish is inspirational.'

Already, many of these business plans have borne fruit. At St David's Prep, the Shine and Dine car wash did brisk business. Clients were able to enjoy high tea, while their cars were vigorously cleaned. At Hatherop Castle, the Squashies and Slime stall sold out of all of their stock and the freshly made milkshakes proved to be a real hit. Sweets, stationary, memory boxes and even hair feathers were all traded with a great level of enthusiasm and excitement. 

We look forward to hearing more success stories in the coming weeks.