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Barnton children make enough money for class trip
ENTERPRISING schoolchildren bought their classmates a trip to Chester Zoo to celebrate the end of the school year and a good job done.
The Year Three and Four class at Barnton Primary School made £700 by running an after-school club for fellow pupils.
Teacher Hannah Mansfield said: “The club has been really successful and hugely popular.
“The children did a lot of work for it – they paid expenses, had a budget, kept accounts and sent out mid-year accounts to parents to let them know how much they had spent, how much they had saved and how much profit they had made.
“They had a rota and every week four of them would work at the club, take the money and look after everything, serve food and drink.
“They even gave themselves cards for staff discount.
“It’s been completely led by them, we’ve just been here to guide them.”
The after-school club was part of an enterprise project which the school encourages children to take part in each year to teach them entrepreneurial and business skills.
The class, who launched the club after Christmas, enjoyed the trip to the zoo in the final week of term.
Hannah said: “The amount they made paid for the coach travel for the trip, entrance fee, two educational sessions about rain forests, a trip on the monorail and an ice cream each.
“They’ve now got so many aspirations about what they want to do when they grow up and they’ve learned about the value of money.”
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