That was the big project for the past two weeks. Year-six pupils from eight local primary schools came to our institution to attend a workshop that was designed to sharpen their business skills and introduce them to the basics of entrepreneurship.
Through a series of games and collaborative activities, pupils were encouraged to learn how to trade, got involved in product development, pricing, costing and promotion, and brainstormed their own business ideas. Games and activities included:
- Representing a real country which had to sell its goods to the “UK” and trade with the “World Bank” for resources
- Running a restaurant and making group decisions on operation, the menu, pricing and costing and profit making
- Re-branding a fruit juice aimed at adults by designing a promotional poster that would appeal to children their age
- Discussing their own ideas for a product or service which could be developed and sold within their own schools in the next month
In the next post, I will what did the pupils learn.