Coppermill Primary School pupils tried being entrepreneurs for a day

Pupils at Coppermill Primary School during their enterprise fair.

Pupils at Coppermill Primary School during their enterprise fair.

First published in News East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Photograph of the Author by , Reporter

Students at a Walthamstow primary school turned their hands to entrepreneurship yesterday as part of a business competition.

Year 6 pupils at Coppermill Primary School in Edward Road pitched ideas at an enterprise fair yesterday as part of a Young Apprentice competition.

The 10 and 11 year olds wrote business plans complete with costings and profit projections and planned advertising campaigns.

When headteacher Figen Bektasoglu approved the plan each group was loaned £5 to buy materials and ingredients.

Business ideas included selling goods such as smoothies and popcorn or running competitions for prizes.

The year group made a profit of £285 from a starting stake of £45.

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