Enterprise Days at Sacred Heart Primary School
Virgin Money – Make it Grow
Each year, the Year 6 children take part in the Virgin money ‘Make £5 grow’ scheme. Each child in the class receives a loan of £5 to to invest and make a profit. The children get into groups and discuss ideas. Once they have chosen an idea, they have to figure out costings, sourcing the materials, setting a price and calculating profit.
The children come up with some brilliant ideas for making money which include selling candy floss, being pied in the face, holding keepy-up competitions and washing cars, amongst other things. The children really enjoy taking part in the scheme and are able to make some great profits on their initial £5.
Each class holds a cake sale once a term to raise money for their class funds. The children then use the funds as they like during the year to either buy class resources, break time games, or on a trip. They also donate a portion of the money to the children at the Bauleni School in Zambia.
Every year the Friends and children work furiously in getting ready for the Christmas Craft Fair which usually takes place in the first week of December. All children use their entrepreneurial skills by reinvesting their Autumn cake sale money to purchase and make crafts to sell. Take a look at what some of the classes made.