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Trading week

Knowledge and skills

  • Creative thinking
  • Critical thinking
  • Negotiating
  • Organising
  • Planning
  • Working as a team
  • Communication and collaboration

Raising entrepreneurs and school funds

A Trading Week or Enterprise Fair is a great way to encourage creativity and enterprise, as well as providing a valuable ‘real-life’ context for developing literacy and number skills.

Some important skills can be learned during a school Business Week. It’s possibly the first taste of ‘adult work’ that children have and it can really make them feel like they are contributing to the school in a way they never have before. A Trading Week can be a great end-of-term activity but you could carry out the same tasks during weekly lessons over a term, then round off the activities with a Traders’ Day Fair.

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