Lindow Primary School means business

Lindow Primary School was recently transformed into an 'Apprentices Den' for a six-day event during which the children became entrepreneurs.

The Apprentice meets Dragons Den event kicked off with headteacher Miss Wilson aka 'Lady' Wilson (Lindow's very own Lord Sugar) arriving in style on the red carpet in a Bentley, as the children waited in anticipation to find out this year's theme.

The children were put into mixed age group teams and told they had to come up with ideas for Easter products to be sold at the school's market at the end of the week. Representatives from local business mentored the children, taking on the roles of 'Angels'.

The teams came up with a variety of products including dog biscuits, Easter cakes and decorated plant pots. They then pitched their ideas confidently to the 'Angels' by creating jingles, banners and presentations enabling them to demonstrate their teamwork skills as well as learning about selling and profit.

Angel Ruth Shearn stated "It has been wonderful to be teaching children about business at such a young age. Simply stunning, these children are the seedlings of British business."

Angel Bob Pindar added "It is great the children have got the chance to sell, which is a key skill."

At the end of the week parents were invited to see what the children had made and were given the opportunity to purchase the products. With the money raised the children have been asked to come up with ideas as to how they would like to spend it.

Headteacher Miss Wilson said "None of of us could have predicted how successful it has been. It is awesome!"

Lindow Community Primary School