Local solicitors Everett Tomlin Lloyd & Pratt, who have offices in Pontypool and Newport have teamed up with Penygarn Primary School, Torfaen, to support, mentor and encourage pupils in the development of their entrepreneurial skills and understanding of how a business operates. The partnership is part of the third annual Torfaen Enterprise Week initiative which encourages businesses and schools to work together.
Sheila Shorney, Office Manager for Everett Tomlin Lloyd & Pratt along with colleagues at the law firm have been visiting year 5 pupils at the school to brainstorm, provide advice and suggestions and work with the children. The pupils have been split into departmental groups to focus on business related topics including finance, production, health and safety and marketing.
Having undertaken some initial research survey amongst children, parents and teachers the pupils decided to make products that encourage younger children to wash and hence improve hygiene habits. Multi-coloured soaps - with a small toy surprise inside – is just one of the products currently in production.
Sheila said “‘Playing our part in our local community has always been important to us. It has been a pleasure to work with year 5 at Penygarn Primary School who have shown great creativity and enthusiasm. We think they enjoyed the experience as much as we have and are sure their business will be a great success when they sell their products at the market on the 10th July’
Mrs Karen Middle, Year 5 teacher said “The children have been highly motivated and engaged, from the beginning of the project, to its near conclusion. They have consolidated Numeracy and Literacy skills, Design and Technology skills, as well as important lifelong learning skills, such as Collaborative learning. I know that the children are looking forward to seeing their end products on sale at Pontypool Market in July. It has been great to have taken part in the Enterprise project.”
Torfaen Enterprise Week takes place in Pontypool Indoor Market, Pontypool between 8th – 11th July. The Penygarn pupils will be selling their products on Wednesday 10th July between 10am – 2pm.
Posted on: Friday 28th June 2019