RECEPTION children at King’s Ely Acremont have been learning the basics of business enterprise this morning (30) by making and selling their own food and drinks to sell to children from the other year groups.

As part of the school’s Diamond Jubilee theme this term, the next generation of entrepreneurs made home-made cookies – fittingly decorated with Union Flag icing – and Jubilee Juice; a clever concoction of red fruit juice with white paper cups and blue straws.

The children – aged four and five – were involved in the entire production process, from baking the cookies to designing chef hats, aprons and marketing materials.

Head of King’s Ely Acremont, Lynda Brereton said: “The Reception Enterprise event is held every year and helps the children learn about work and money from an early age.

“As well as teaching them essential life skills such as cooking and making crafts, selling their produce to the other children gives them the opportunity to develop their social skills and confidence.”

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