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Student entrepreneurs make £450 for Freemen's bursary fund at Christmas Fair

Teams across the year groups U4 - L6 collectively made a profit of £450 at the FSA Christmas Fair last weekend, culminating in weeks of planning and learning how to set up their own business as part of the Success in Business extra-curricular club. 

With a maximum of £10 per person start-up capital, the students were given the opportunity to run their own business with the aim of creating a product to sell at the Christmas Fair with all profits to be given to the school bursary fund. 

Each week the students were introduced to a new set of skills; from financing a business, finding gaps in the market to the merchandising and selling of their products.

All Craft & Co focused on sustainable craft and created a wide range of Christmas craft products from draught excluders to candle holders. Under the supervision of Mr Hicks, the students were able to produce a number of their products in the DT department during their lunchtimes in November. The L5 team consisted of Mathilda, Angie and Doris.

Lockd Memories were a team of L6 students who gave customers the opportunity to have photos taken with a Christmas backdrop and then have them converted to key rings. Through the leadership of Hugo and the skills of Jake the team were kept very busy all morning.

An U5 team of Annabel, Natalia and Lara from U5 kept to the sustainable theme with Loose Leaf. They selected high-quality tea leaves and packaged them in tea caddies, which customers were able to decorate and personalise for family members. The caddies proved to be very popular and were sold out early on in the day.

Our final company was Channel. They created their own logo branded street wear. This team of U4 pupils were Aaron, James, Aarav and Charles.

All the teams showed they had the necessary skills to succeed in business, demonstrating hard work, determination, teamwork, leadership and resilience. Well done to all those involved!