Lord Sugar’s annual television hunt for an apprentice may be under way - but pupils at one primary school have already proven they have a talent for business.
Children at Kirton Primary School took part in a week in which all lessons had a money theme. Each of the school’s year three to six classes was also handed a £30 budget and tasked with using it to make something they could sell for a profit. Children conducted market research, wrote to businesses in Kirton asking for support and sponsorship and calculated cost of materials. The pupils then held an enterprise sale in which other children and parents could visit and buy their creations. The event raised a total of £295 – with the year four Skylarks class emerging the most successful team with a profit of £66. The pupils will be able to have a say in how the £295 is spent. Assistant headteacher Nick Brompton said: “We are delighted with how the week went. The staff worked hard to plan activities that would enthuse the children and help them to understand the value of money in our lives. “The enterprise aspect of the week was an excellent opportunity for the children to put into practice everything that they had learnt. Each class did remarkably well to make a profit and we thank the sponsors for their donated materials and our parents for their support during the enterprise sale.” The sponsors in the village who helped the pupils were the Co-op , KP Kakes, Jessops bakers , Allsigns Boston LTD, The Flower Shop, C-Tech computers and upgrades and Turnbulls.