Businesses and schools from across Torfaen are working together as part of the borough’s second primary schools Enterprise Week which takes place between Monday 16th and Friday 20th July 2018 in Pontypool Indoor Market. Participating schools will each be given a stall to sell their products to the public.
Blaenavon based RWA Compliance, a leading UK FCA compliance consultancy has teamed up with Blaenavon Heritage V.C. School to help and support pupils with their efforts for Enterprise Week. Members of the RWA team recently visited pupils at the school who are building on last year’s project of selling packets of flower seeds.
The RWA team talked to pupils from two classes about the importance of marketing and branding, the role of HR and building good relationships within a business as well as explaining about how to make products stand out from the crowd.
Tom Wood, CEO at RWA said: “As a business we need to invest in the future of our town, and these children are our future. It is important that they learn entrepreneurial skills at a young age as it will help give them the best possible start when they enter the world of work.”
Charlie from year 4 said: I am really excited about the project and am looking forward to making and selling our products. People should buy our products to help the environment. It will also help the bees and stop food prices from rising.”
Councillor Alan Jones, executive member for business, culture,leisure and tourism at Torfaen County Borough Council said “It’s very encouraging to hear that local businesses like RWA are enthusiastic about ensuring young people learn about business skills and that they are devoting time to visiting local schools. Pontypool Indoor Market is an ideal venue to host Enterprise Week and I am sure it will be a great success.”
Posted on: Wednesday 20th June 2018