There is much debate right now about enterprise education in schools. It is clear we need to find time in the school day to teach children about how wealth is created and how good ideas can be turned into businesses. In particular, we need to teach them how to think in an entrepreneurial way.
The kind of skills that entrepreneurs need to create successful businesses — resourcefulness, creativity, flexibility, determination, focus — are the very skills that young people will increasingly need to survive in a fast-changing workplace, where jobs for life are a thing of the past.
Year 6 pupils have the opportunity this year to start their own business. Today they embarked on their journey.