From scrumptious cupcakes to mark the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee to Harry Potter treats, handmade bags and headbands, entrepreneurs at one junior school showcased their efforts at an Enterprise Fair. 

The business skills of students at Oak Hill Academy in Feltham were put to the test as part of a real-world project designed to show how their learning in Design Technology (DT), Science and Home Economics can be used in everyday life. 

Parents were invited to attend the Enterprise Fair and support their children giving the event a community feel. 

Children from all year groups at the school from Year 3 through to Year 6 were asked to produce items to sell. They were given half a term to work in teams on their projects before putting them on display at the Enterprise Fair.   

Honesty Darkes, Senior Assistant Principal at Oak Hill Academy, told the Hounslow Herald: “It was a half term assignment and gave the students the chance to work in teams and to see how their lessons   in DT and Science can have a real-world context – it is curriculum content projected into the real world. The students can see the purpose to their learning and the real-life successes it can bring.”

Oak Hill students with their Harry Potter wares

The Enterprise Fair highlights the school’s No Limits Curriculum – unique to all schools in the Aspirations Academies Trust – which centres around linking elements from different subjects and providing real world context to learning.  

Cupcakes fit for the Queen!

Ms Darkes added: “There was also a community feel to the Enterprise Fair with parents coming into the school to support the event. They also got involved with providing resources for the items produced and helped with packaging.”
The students revealed they enjoyed working on their projects and learnt valuable teamwork skills. 

Year 5 students Connie Pearce, Rudie Elmes, Umairah Ahmed, and Molly Clark, all aged 10, were in charge of Totally Totes and were proud of their handmade bags.
Connie said: “Sewing is our favourite thing to do and it was fun to work together as a team.”

Totes amazing! Oak Hill students reveal their wonderful handmade bags