A number of Preparatory School year groups have received praise for their efforts within a special entrepreneurship project.
The Year 2, 3 and 4 groups at Rydal Penrhos were set the challenge of thinking of a business idea to deliver at a Prep School enterprise morning, which took place on Friday, June 27.
This involved the collaboration of ideas, considering feasibility (including costs and even health and safety legislation), undertaking market research, predicting turnover and calculating their break-even points in order to make a profit.
Year 2 created hand decorated sweet bags that were sold during the morning and later that day at the Friends of Rydal Penrhos Summer Fair, with Year 3 making their very own lucky dip activity as part of their contribution.
Another notable feature was the Year 4 painted pebbles which they were selling as decorative gifts, and the duo of pupil Felix Griffin and Assistant Head Catherine Hughes got a soaking as part of a wet sponge throwing event in the sunshine.
Year 4 also organised a hole in one golf challenge to further boost the fundraising total, which will be split between Disability Ski Wales and the new Enterprise provision on offer at the Prep School.
Miss Hughes, said: “Entrepreneurship education provides young people with the ability to recognise commercial opportunities and gives them the confidence, knowledge and skills to turn their ideas into reality.
“It further encourages a sense of responsibility to children in how to manage their own futures in a challenging and competitive world of work.
“During these projects, children are able to see a reason for the need for Maths, English and develop the essential ability to use and apply their knowledge effectively and for purpose.
“I am extremely excited about developing our Enterprise Education provision further over the next academic year and beyond.”