This term, the children in Year 6 have been participating in a financial capability project to develop their skills when dealing with money. They have looked at what a loan is, how and why banks charge interest on this, understanding pay slips, spending within a budget, the purpose of tax and the idea of profit. They were then asked to design a product or game that would earn their team more money than they spent.
The Year 6 children will be sold their products at an Enterprise Fair on Friday 13th October to children in Years 3, 4 and 5. Parents were also invited to join us for the start of the fair.
Thank you to Councillor Koowaree for coming along to support the children. He will be returning to present the awards.
Thanks to your generosity and support we are thrilled to announce that the Year 6 Enterprise Fair raised a record-breaking £815:60!! Thank you to everyone who supported them in their endeavour.
Councillor Koowaree started off the Enterprise Project at WJS a few years ago, and he came along to a special assembly a few weeks after our Enterprise Day. At the assembly we found out that the ‘Super 6’ group had made the most money - a record-breaking £97.12. The 'Super 6' Team has a bottle flipping stall. The members of ‘Super 6’ were presented with a trophy by Councillor Koowaree, and they will also get free tickets to the Year 6 Summer Ball. Thank you to everyone for your support.
By Megan B. Presley Class Journalist