With £1000 prize money up for grabs, Year 6 children across Wishford Schools were invited to take part in the Wishford Enterprise Award. The initiative, now in its second year, gave teams of Year 6 children a £50 investment and invited them to devise, research and develop a business idea, and then trade over a 24-hour period. The children then had to produce a 2 minute video outlining their business, which was presented to young entrepreneur Jordan Daykin of Gripit fame. It is Jordan, the youngest successful candidate on Dragon’s Den, who put up the initial stake and provided the £1000 prize.
We are extremely proud of our Year 6 children whose business ‘Pick-and-Mix’ won! The business provided an evening entertainment for both children and their parents. Whilst parents bought a ticket for high tea in our school hall where they could meet and chat with other parents, the children watched age appropriate films which were shown in two locations around the school. There was also an opportunity to buy a drink and refreshments during the interval. We had queues out of the door and it was such a popular event, we will be repeating it!
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 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.’