The Fiver Challenge provides a highly interactive, fun way of introducing financial literacy, resilience and teamwork to primary school pupils.
Students are pledged £5 and use this start-up capital to get their enterprise off the ground.
They have one month to set up their business coming up with an idea of a product or service they can sell and gain first-hand experience of what it’s like to be an entrepreneur. Whilst the aim is to make as much profit as they can, students are encouraged to think ethically and sustainably. They will have the opportunity to make a positive contribution to society and give back when choosing how to use
Easy to access online resources are provided to support teachers and students with ideas, inspiration and motivation. Students compete with teams across the UK in a range of national competitions including Best Team, Highest Profit and Best Community Impact.
Fiver provides the first practical steps of running a student company and can be used in preparation for taking part in Tenner Challenge, Company or Team Programme or as a stand alone programme.
It was great fun creating our own business and getting to sell our own products to the public
Our Vision is for Scotland to be a place where all young people are given the opportunity to have a rewarding future in work and life - no matter where they start their journey.
Our Mission is to inspire and equip young people, irrespective of their background, to learn, develop and reach their full potential through enterprise education.
In everything that we do, we will work with the following values: Integrity, Enthusiasm, Creativity & Collaboration.
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