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Pupils' business ideas

By Cornish Guardian  |  Posted: January 22, 2014

  • Aiden and Esme from "Rata Morse" working on their prototype with Andy Millar from Transport Bombardier

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UPTON Cross Primary School pupils became entrepreneurs for the day in their first Junior Enterprise Challenge.

Pupils from Years 4 to 6, aged 8 to 11, took part in the enterprise day organised by the Cornwall Learning Education Business Partnership on Tuesday last week.

With support from Natwest, Cormac, Transport Bombardier, Superfast, Openreach and STEM ambassadors, the pupils formed into companies for the day to develop their business ideas.

Upton Cross head teacher Mark Clutsom, said: "They had an insight into what it takes to be a business person in today's world.

"It was good for the children to meet with people from businesses – it was a very productive day and the children learned a lot."

The pupils' business ideas ranged from robotic chickens to bus boats.

Together they produced drawings and models of their products as well as many leaflets, posters and even radio adverts to promote their ideas.

The day ended with the pupils giving presentations and the winning group, called Tillianoes, received prizes for their jewellery idea.

Education projects manager at Cornwall Education Business Partnership, Kate Whetter, said: "The challenge provided the pupils with the exciting opportunity to engage in a business simulation activity.

"Key to the success of the day was the fantastic support from the local business community."

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