Entrepreneurship Activity 10 – How do we make it?

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This activity is for use with pupils whose enterprise involves production.

Learning Objective: To provide an opportunity for pupils to work with others to create a suitable product.

Entrepreneurship Characteristics

Creativity: Problem solving.

Relationships: Working with Others, Communication.

Organisation: Planning.

Learning activities

Ask the pupils to discuss how they will organise themselves to make their products in the most cost-effective way.

Consider the following questions:

  • What do you need to make your product? e.g. equipment, materials, workplace.
  • How safe, reliable and sustainable is your product?
  • How many do you think you will need/sell?
  • How long do you think it will it take to make all the products you think you can sell?
  • Are you going to take orders for your product, or make a set amount or a combination of both?

Discuss with pupils different methods of production.

Pupils make the product using different production methods, with the pupils working individually or groups. This could be a competitive activity.

Record how long it takes to make one item and how many can be made in an hour.

Introduce and explain the concept of quality control. If products look and feel good, people will be more likely to buy them. Whilst making the product encourage the pupils to check at each stage that their work is of a high standard.

Discuss with pupils the most effective production method for them to adopt for their enterprise.

Learning outcome

Pupils work together in teams with agreed responsibilities and roles.

Resources needed

  • Interactive whiteboard
  • Materials to make their product

Curricular links

  1. Literacy and Numeracy Framework

Oracy across the curriculum
Developing and presenting information and ideas; Speaking, Listening, Collaboration and discussion.

Using measuring skills.

2.Design and technology

Work to their specification to make products
Demonstrate their creative thinking when considering and recording solutions to problems that arise during their designing and making.


To work cooperatively to solve problems.