Rob Josephs, Enterprise Co-ordinator at The Littlehampton Academy, recently took his team of student Enterprise Ambassadors to St Philip’s Catholic Primary School and Arundel CE School.

The Academy group worked with younger pupils to help them set up their own soap-making companies. The children had to think carefully about their target market group, business plan and costings, as well as creating attractive packaging and marketing materials. The Soaptastic days were fast and pacy and the pupils had to work to tight deadlines to be ready to present their companies and products to the judging panels.

Sara Hopkins, Community Liaison Manager for TLA said, “this is a great example of working in partnership with our feeder primary schools, a really positive experience for all the children involved”.

Rob Josephs said, “the teams have worked extremely well together, planning their ideas and achieving good results. The older students have been really good at taking a step back and learning to facilitate the learning, not taking over and doing it for them”.

Head Teachers Margaret Fraher (St Philiip’s) and Andrew Simpson (Arundel CE) were very impressed with the learning experiences gained by their pupils and look forward to working again with the TLA team.