Workshops for primary school children, developing the art of entrepreneurialism...a practical look at turning children's passions into their futures.
Charis can come into your school for a day, two consecutive days or a series of 6 lessons (see below) to work with the children, showing them how the skills they are learning in school can be turned into business ideas for the future. She will give them a very practical understanding of the stages she goes through to bring her product ideas to market. Each child will end the day/session(s) with a product of the school's choice that they have designed and made.
Each child will design their product. Depending on the workshop(s) chosen by the school, this might be a magnet, a badge, a mug or a coaster (more available on request). The children will look for a USP, using the Internet for market research. The designs printed onto the products will be their own.
Charis will bring her mug presses, or her Flat bed presses (for coasters), or her badge/magnet maker.
Every child will make a prototype of their planned product, this will be their end product. Packaging will be designed and, where time allows, made.
Charis will then lead a fully age-appropriate introduction into the world of costs, profits, margins and product viability!
Children will consider how they would get their product to market. Looking at websites & social media, branding & logo design.
All planning is available and is fully led by age-appropriate National Curriculum objectives.
Organisation of the sessions
Please click on the sessions below for types of workshops, how they are run and prices.
Turn it into a fundraiser
Each child will end the workshop with a saleable product (their prototype). The children can come up with a business plan about how to recoup some of the costs of the day. They could sell their products at a school fayre and raise funds for the school. Many schools take part in STEM weeks or Enterprise weeks and this would work perfectly as part of one of these focus weeks.
Please do not hesitate to get in touch and discuss your requirements, we look forward to working with you.
Charis is fully DBS checked & can supply references upon request.