Last Tuesday, 50 budding entrepreneurs at Kings Oak Primary School in New Malden were put through their paces during a hugely exciting day running a stationery company.
As the pupils' fledgling companies emerged, they produced prototypes and competed for stationery orders from the panel of buyers. Bank accounts were opened and accountants wrestled with the difficulties of cash flow, whilst sales managers were intent on winning orders and marketing managers were busy promoting their businesses. The Game threw the pupils some real challenges along the way, including paper shortages and one off, time limited, opportunities to make more money for their companies!
Later in the day, in a bid to win the best presentation award, the pupils prepared short presentations, outlining what they had learnt. Competition is always tough and the judges had a challenging job selecting the winner.