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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.



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