Fiver Challenge: The Highlights
This year, almost 50,000 pupils participated in Fiver Challenge supported by Santander UK and were represented at an awards ceremony hosted by Walt Disney UK at their headquarters in London.
The four week challenge offers primary school pupils the chance to set up mini student businesses with an initial £5 investment. The programme which is now in it’s fifth year is designed to help children develop valuable skills such as resilience, financial literacy and problem-solving, whilst helping them engage with the local community.
Check out our pick of the highlights from this year’s Fiver Challenge.
Fiver Challenge National Awards
Damers Eco Enforcers (Damers First School, Dorset)
Winners of Most Profitable Business Idea and Best Group (5-8 year old category)
Damers created a Waxtastic No Plastic piece of 100% cotton material dipped in Dorset beeswax and dried.
Go Green ‘N’ Keep Clean (Croydon High School)
Winners of Most Profitable Business idea (9-11 year old category)
Promoting sustainability and selling grow your own plant kits, plus selling refreshments after school.
Stem4Kids (Oreston Community Academy)
Winner of Best Group (9-11 year old category)
Created a magazine about science technology, engineering and maths on a USB stick
Pat and Ted’s Poochilicious Treats (Grasby All Saints CE)
Winners of most Inspiring Individuals (9-11 year old category)
Homemade peanut butter flavoured dog treats
Bee Friendly Waltham Forest (Learnings Begin in Wonder)
Winners of Best Community Engagement
Selling Wild Flower seeds in hand decorated envelopes to help bees by growing flowers.
Social Media Highlights
Super entrepreneurship with @manorleas_year4 today with the finale of the @youngenterprise @TennerFiverYE #FiverChallenge! Amazing effort from our budding businessmen and women! What would you do with a fiver? pic.twitter.com/QZE2YoE5sC
— Manor Leas Junior (@manorleasjunior) June 26, 2018
Our Y6 entrepreneurs of the future have been busy using their selling skills to sell their products for a profit during lunch break, as part of #FiverChallenge #YoungEnterprise . pic.twitter.com/458iMi09Th
— Glendower Prep School (@GlendowerPrep) June 25, 2018
— Miss Wheeler (@MissWheelerBF) June 7, 2018
A great example demonstrating the importance of starting to challenge and empower young people at an early age – creativity, teamwork, financial literacy, community engagement and much more – all starts with a Fiver! With thanks to @santanderuk #FiverChallenge https://t.co/PBGD4jKPku
— Michael Mercieca (@M_Mercieca) May 22, 2018
— Cheam Common Junior (@CCJacademy) July 19, 2018
Hi there, we came up with #radnorrocks as we were set a #fiverchallenge at school @rh7year2. We are selling our rock packs which we have been busy making today. They include a rock, marker pens and instructions. You can buy them for £2 #minibusinessmen pic.twitter.com/q2spgkJUK9
— RadnorRocks (@RadnorRocks) June 16, 2018