Our Year 6 pupils have had an extremely enterprising week! They have been developing their own modern business ideas, originating from issues or problems they identified themselves, in an attempt to help people around the world. Small groups of our Year 6’s worked collaboratively, sharing out tasks and responsibilities, to research, design, market and promote their ideas. Culminating in a Dragons’ Den style pitch on the final day, the project and competition aimed to: drive an entrepreneurial spirit across the school; build confidence in speaking, listening and teamwork skills; and, of course, provide an excellent and fun educational opportunity.
All of the business ideas were creative and imaginative, and all were well-considered. The groups chosen as the top three in the competition all had an eco-friendly theme. Team ‘NRG’ designed an electric car that uses wind turbines and solar panels to self-charge. Another group designed and promoted a machine to convert food waste into compost, then gas, then electricity. Team ‘REFLUSH’ were eventually picked out as winners by the judges; designing a toilet and sink combo, as an ingenious way to recycle and save water.