Creativity in the classroom

Pupils at Whytrig Middle School who took part in an extremely successful Enterprise week.
Pupils at Whytrig Middle School who took part in an extremely successful Enterprise week.

ENTERPRISING pupils spent a week learning how to create a successful business from scratch.

Students at Whytrig Middle School, in Seaton Delaval, took part in a successful Enterprise Week.

During the event, they learnt about how to set up, run and promote and set up costings for a business.

Each group took on a different business involving creative skills such as making candles, cosmetics and bags, as well as glass painting, bead work and woodwork.

They were helped by two businesses – Studley Cottage Soaps and candle company Best Kept Secrets – who came into school to provide specialist demonstrations to the children, as well as leaving products to use.

The culmination of the week was an Enterprise Market, where they sold their produce to family and friends.

Staff at the school were delighted with the market, saying it showed how enterprising some of the pupils had become.

The winning group were ‘Candle King’, who made a profit of £147 by making and selling their scented candles.

Other awards were given to the groups who made the best pitch and those who worked most productively.

Pupils at the school said they loved the Enterprise Week and enjoyed working as a team while feeling the pressure of working to deadlines.