Phoenix Enterprise Centre received a visit from 13 pupils of Montreal Primary School in Cleator Moor who came selling home-baked cookies.
The grade two students have teamed up with Bright Stars, who encourage leadership and entrepreneurship from a young age and the children are in a competition to make 50 pounds grow as much as they can. It’s a great way to teach them the value of money and the fundamentals of business.
The children’s teacher Laura Freestone explained the children’s idea: “They decided they wanted to start their own company baking cookies, which they named Cleator Moor Cookies. The children bake them at home and plan on selling them to hungry workers.
Half their profits will go to the school and the other half goes to charities of their choice, which are the Blood Bikes and Calderwood House. They always ask questions when they see the Bikes pass by so when they learnt the drivers are volunteers they really wanted to help. The Blood Bikes also deliver milk to premature babies, which is something that’s affected a number of the children at the school. And they have always supported Calderwood House is a local charity that really makes a difference”
Local business, William King, has partnered up with Cleator Moor Cookies said Lisa King:
“We decided to support Montreal School because that’s where we went to school. There will be 13 kids at Phoenix Enterprise Centre and another 13 will be going to The Gables, the new care home on Hensingham, on the 14th who will give their cookies to residents for free.”
They might only be 6 and 7 years old but they displayed tremendous business acumen by timing their arrival right on break time when workers were in dire need of a biscuit to dunk into their tea. The next generation of Richard Branson’s netted over 70 pounds from Phoenix Enterprise Centre on their first foray into the business world.