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Business Savvy Santa?


12:04am 21st December 2014

Children on Portland have been showing off their entrepreneurial skills to help out a business savvy Santa.

Father Christmas set the young IPACA learners from Osprey Quay Campus the task of making Christmas cards and turning around a profit.

Academy Director for Digital Learning and Innovation, Mr Gary Spracklen, explains: "We have had contact with a number of important people since we opened as an Academy but none as special as Father Christmas himself! The children were only too keen to help save Christmas and put their entrepreneurial skills to the test!"

"Father Christmas challenged the children to make Christmas cards that were at least 12cm tall and 5cm wide."

"The cards had to include a picture of Father Christmas' favourite reindeer Rudolf and be finished with a note from Father Christmas himself inside the card."

"The children need to manage their resources carefully and were given a small amount of start-up capital funding'.

Speaking about the special challenge, Year 2 pupil Max Griffin said, 'It was really special to be working for Father Christmas! My group made lots of cards with Rudolf on that we sold back to Santa for a profit!'.

Year 4 pupil Leon added, 'It was hard work because we needed to make money to buy more materials. In the end all the hard work paid off though and my group did really well'.

The Academy puts an emphasis on Entrepreneurship to give students the confidence to take all sorts of problems so they can succeed in the world of work.

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