Scalford CE Primary School pupils impress new headteacher with their entrepreneurial skills

Katie Eggleston, Evie Cox and Charlotte and Jessica Spencer ran a sweet stall
Katie Eggleston, Evie Cox and Charlotte and Jessica Spencer ran a sweet stall

Enterprising pupils from Scalford CE Primary School developed their entrepreneurial skills by setting up small businesses to make money as part of a ‘tenner challenge’.

Pupils from Years 2-6 were challenged to use their business brains after groups were given a £10 start-up loan to launch their businesses.

New Scalford CE Primary School headteacher Marie Waring

New Scalford CE Primary School headteacher Marie Waring

Stalls were set up under the careful watch of new headteacher Marie Waring, with parents and children enjoying the atmosphere.

Mrs Waring joined the school in January 2013 as a senior teacher and recently took up the post of headteacher.

The children had to write their own plans for their businesses and were encouraged to think about costs and profits. Businesses ranged from handmade jewellery to nail painting. One pupil asked for donations of unwanted items which he then sold on eBay. Pupils also decided how they wanted to spend their profits, with ideas including school equipment and putting money towards an educational trip.

Mrs Waring said: “I feel incredibly privileged to be the headteacher of such a wonderful school. As a small school we can offer so much to our pupils and the ‘tenner challenge’ was a great example of some of things we get up to.

“In the world we live in today it’s vital that we encourage children to learn life skills but also have great fun at the same time.”