Pupils go into business thanks to the ‘Bank of Miss English’

Young entrepreneurs Lucy and Isobel selling their bracelets and craftwork at Hawkchurch Primary School. Young entrepreneurs Lucy and Isobel selling their bracelets and craftwork at Hawkchurch Primary School.

Friday, June 27, 2014
8:29 AM

Teacher finances young entrepreneurs at Hawkchurch Primary School

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Children at Hawkchurch Primary School have become budding entrepreneurs with a summer challenge set by their class teacher.

In small groups, or as individuals, the pupils have been allowed to borrow their business start up money - a maximum of £10 - from the “Bank of Miss English”.

The excitement and activity has been building as handmade bracelets, home made crafts and cakes have gone into production, as well as rehearsing for a music concert.

And as with any business, marketing has played a major role, seeing parts of the school flooded with posters and ticket sellers!

So far parents and children have been invited to part with their money at a cake stall and a raffle.

Today (Wednesday July 2 ), from 2pm, they are invited to have their car washed or buy a bacon sandwich while tomorrow some enterprising youngsters are offering a pet washing service.

To really encourage the entrepreneurs the children are being allowed to keep the profit they make – after paying back their stake to banker Harriet English.

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