Yesterday’s Stepping Into Business Market Day was a huge success – the children in Year 6 loved setting up their stalls, serving their numerous customers and managing their money. In total, the businesses generated a humongous £1942.08 of sales! The teams have been busy this morning completing their profit and loss sheets, with the profit they made to be split between prizes, experiential business prizes (going to see real-life work in action) and charity donations. More information to follow on donations once the children have chosen the charities they would like to support.
As all teams impressed us so much with their hard work, fantastic learning and mature approach to such a grown up task, each team member will be receiving an individual prize after half term:
Best team work – Tropical Tribe (Mocktails)
Best branding – Just For Pets (Pet treats)
Best marketing campaign – Artify 5 (Painted stones)
Most profit – Abbey Dogs (Hot dogs)
Most innovative product – Quick Bake (Ingredients in a jar)
Most ethical business – Second Hand Gang (Second hand items)
Project management and production award – Bath bombs
Fastest sales and most units sold – Illuminators (Slime)
Environmental award – Record 5 (Vinyl bowls and popcorn)
There will soon be a selection of autobiographies from successful entrepreneurs in The Abbey library for the children to further build their understanding of business and innovation – and to inspire younger year groups for their Stepping Into Business Journey when the time comes!
Many thanks to everyone who came to support the event as well as to all parents who assisted in the run-up, including our very well qualified Business Angels.
Well done to all of Year 6…a huge achievement for their first steps into the business world!