Picture of our students and the staff and pupils at Parish CE Primary SchoolStudents from our NCFE Level 3 Skills for Business: Enterprise have been taking part in a 6-week project with year 6 pupils at Parish CE Primary School in St Helens as part of their course.

Ten pupils from the year 6 class were chosen to take part in the initiative in partnership with the college to help provide them with basic knowledge and principles of Business.

The first year students set up the eBay elves project as part of their Business Enterprise module and have been working alongside the pupils over the past 6 weeks to teach them the basic skills of setting up and running your own business.

The project was created to show the children how to set up an account and sell products online with the aim of raising money for the school from unwanted donated Christmas gifts.

Students, Lauren Adair, 17, Joshua Kennerley 17 and Josef Dwyer, 18 attended the latest session at Parish School to task the Children with taking pictures of the products, uploading them on to the account and writing a detailed description along with a reasonable selling price. The products where then listed on to the e-commerce site in the hopes of being purchased.

Mark Thomas, Deputy Head teacher at Parish CE Primary spoke about the project saying, “The ‘eBay elves’ project has been one of the best business initiatives we have ever been involved with. The children were given an invaluable insight into the basic business principles which will equip them well throughout their lives. They responded really well to the students of St. Helens College who supported and developed the children beyond all my expectations. So far the Children have raised £65 for the school through their efforts which is a great achievement, which we are immensely proud of.”

eBay Elves



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