Virgin ‘Make Your £5 Grow’ products are snapped up!

Virgin ‘Make Your £5 Grow’ products are snapped up!

Over £1,000 for charity

Exeter Junior School entrepreneurs enjoyed a week of selling their products as part of the Virgin Money Make Your £5 Grow, raising over £1,000 for charity!

The Year Two pupils set up stalls over break and lunchtime to sell the items they had worked so hard in their teams to dream up, design and make as part of their Independent Maths Project 2019.

The weather was very variable over the week, but still their customers were greeted warmly, with great enthusiasm and tip top maths! They made us truly proud with their superb selling techniques, stamina, team work and excellent customer service. Pupils from across the school visited each stall over break and lunch time, armed with their pocket money and a personalised bag, and very much enjoyed the range of items and activities available.

Whether it was eating delicious fruit kebabs, sponging a staff member, trying out lucky dips, apple-bobbing, admiring fabulous necklaces, bracelets and keyrings, slurping fruit smoothies, winning animal balloons, picking up marvellous gifts for mother’s day or choosing personalised signs, there was something for everyone! Our Upper Twos allowed pupils to view and pre-order items which meant that they already knew they had made a profit before sales day!

Pupils have been calculating their final profits and we are very grateful to Mrs Hooper from the Bursary who has been double-checking the amounts. As final payments for orders come in, it looks like we are very close to achieving an incredible profit of £1010!

75% of our profits will be donated to Get Kids Going, Rays of Sunshine and Cancer Research UK. The remaining profits will be put towards fun maths games to enhance our pupils’ learning further.

Maths Coordinator Ms Barnes said: “A huge thanks to all parents who have been so supportive during this independent project. You would have been so proud of them as they organised themselves and ran their own mini-businesses. Thank you also to all the staff for their fantastic help to enable the smooth running of these events.”

Our Upper Twos have prepared their summary posters of their reflections of what they have learnt during the process. Next week, we will report on the Dragons’ Den for shortlisted teams.