72 students from Years 7, 8 and 9 took up the Enterprise Challenge and brought their products and services to market on Thursday.
There were 14 market stalls in total selling a wide variety of items from headphones, buttery beer, slime, bracelets, bookmarks, cakes, cookies, Halloween treats, and lots, lots more.
300 pupils all had a 1-hour lesson 3 weeks previously to get together in groups, brainstorm ideas and work out if they had a viable plan for a profitable market stall. 14 groups (72 students) decided they did and worked together, planned, coordinated, designed, baked, stirred, painted, drew, shopped, cooked and re-packaged. The results were amazing. The school hall was transformed into a marketplace at lunchtime and students sold to students and teachers. The atmosphere was truly buzzing with excitement from both buyers and sellers and hopefully, profits made.
Students will be reporting in with their profit and loss sheets and lists of ideas on how they might do things differently next time, so watch this space.