Third Enterprise Week a huge success with pupils making over 1K profit

Enterprise Wk 19 Penygarn Primary

Penygarn Primary

Enterprise Wk 19 Pontnewydd Primary

A joint profit of £1102.70 was made by pupils who took part in this year’s Enterprise Week .

Schools made a range of products from palm oil free soap, environmentally friendly bags to outdoor decorations which were sold in Pontypool Indoor Market last week. Take a look at the councils Facebook Page to see photos of each school and their products.

Last Friday (12th July), pupils joined together to find out who were the winners of Enterprise Week at a council award ceremony. The morning ceremony was for primary schools, and the afternoon ceremony was for secondary schools. At each ceremony the schools told the audience why they decided to make their products, and their marketing videos were shown.

 Councillor Richard Clark, deputy leader and executive member for economy, skills and regeneration at Torfaen Council said: “The skills that pupils gain from being involved in initiatives such as Enterprise Week are vital for young entrepreneurs, and this couldn’t have been achieved without out the support of local businesses.

“I would like to thank all of the businesses who took part this year for supporting the schools, and investing £50 to help get their business up and running. Watkins & Gunn, Business Doctors, Everett Tomlin Lloyd & Pratt, Alliance Marketing Agency, RWA, One2One Mortgage Solutions and RA Architects – thank you.

“Feedback from the schools has been positive, and the children enjoyed the project. We’ve been told that they all really enjoyed selling their products to the public in Pontypool Indoor Market too. Some schools are continuing to sell their products in school throughout the rest of the year which is fantastic to hear. Maybe we’ll see a few of the children on The Apprentice in years to come.”

 “I would also like to thank Greenmeadow Community Farm, and Torfaen Leisure Trust for donating the winning prizes. The children were very excited when presented with them.

 “This project as a whole has been a great example of what partnership working can achieve, and we hope more schools and business get involved next year.”

 Primary School award list

 School name: Pontnewydd Primary School

Award: Use of ICT

Reason: The school used ICT throughout their project and in all aspects of marketing and promotion

 School name: Cwmffrwdoer Primary School

Award: Best promotional advert

Reason: The schools advert was shown across social media platforms throughout Enterprise Week encouraging people to visit Pontypool Indoor Market

 School name: Griffithstown Primary School

Award: Best Business plan

Reason: The school demonstrated strong leadership and sound financial management

 School name: Penygarn Primary School

Award: Best communications plan

Reason: The school used various marketing tools to promote their product

 School name: George Street Primary

Award: Environmental award

Reason: The school demonstrated an understanding and appreciation of environmental issue when designing and making their product

 School name: George Street Primary

Award: Overall winners

Reason: The school made an outstanding product, produced and effective business plan and made a good profit.

Prize: A class visit to Greenmeadow Community Farm, which was kindly donated by the community farm

 Secondary School award list

 School name: West Mon group 2 (Jars of happiness)

Award: Use of ICT

Reason:  The school used ICT throughout their project and in all aspects of marketing and promotion

 School name: West Mon group 3 (Dreamland products)

Award: Team Spirit

Reason: The school worked well as a team, helping each other with all aspects of the project

 School name: Inspire 2 Achieve project

Award: Best business plan

Reason: The school demonstrated strong leadership and sound financial management

 School name: West Mon group 1 (Love the Smell of Sweet Success)

Award: Environmental award

Reason: The school demonstrated an understanding and appreciation of environmental issue when designing and making their product

 School name: Inspire 2 Achieve

Award: Overall winners

Reason: The school made an outstanding product, produced and effective business plan and made a good profit.

Prize: A group visit to ‘Go Vertical’ at Cwmbran Stadium, which was kindly donated by Torfaen Leisure Trust

 Find out about business support and development in Torfaen.

Posted on: Tuesday 23rd July 2019