Kids learn business skills at competition

YOUNG ENTERPRISE: Scarlet Picton, Ellie Edwards, Amelia Allen, Elffin Bevan, and Billy Bergeh with their medals, certificates and award. PICTURE: Milford Mercury (4889708)

YOUNG ENTERPRISE: Scarlet Picton, Ellie Edwards, Amelia Allen, Elffin Bevan, and Billy Bergeh with their medals, certificates and award. PICTURE: Milford Mercury (4889708)

First published in Milford Mercury news

CHILDREN from a Milford Haven school have proved their business skills by taking part in a competition for young entrepreneurs.

St Francis Catholic Primary School pupils Scarlet Picton, aged 6, Ellie Edwards, 7, Amelia Allen, 7, Elffin Bevan, 8, Adam Whatling, 10, and six-year-old Billy Bergeh took part in Enterprise Troopers – a competition run by the Welsh Government to help support young people and their business ideas.

Young people from across Wales, aged between five and 25, took part in the competition which saw groups being assessed on attitude, creativity, relationships and organisational skills.

As well as coming up with business ideas, the children also had to make a presentation to the judges, without any help from their teachers.

The competition, launched by Welsh Government minister Edwina Hart is designed to help encourage young people to think about starting their own businesses and the skills needed to become an entrepreneur.

To build on activities such as craft fairs, car boot sales, tuck shops etc, and encourage more primary schools to get involved.

Caroline Challoner, of event organiser Casbah, said pupils did “really well” to claim runner-up position in the foundation phase category.

“The judges felt the children were very confident, and had really got into the spirit of enterprise,” she added.

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