- Posted by: Joyce Watson MS
- Category: Feature
Pupils from Swiss Valley primary school in Llanelli made the Senedd-based finals of ‘Enterprise Troopers’. They scooped the ‘Team Spirit’ Award in the competition organised by Big Ideas Wales and the Welsh Government.
Swiss Valley pupils Jac, Jodie-May, Lexi and Maribeth, along with teachers Neil Lane and Janet Greening, were part of a team starting and growing their ‘Groundforce’ business project, which includes selling seeds and creating a school garden.
Assembly Members Keith Davies AM and Joyce Watson AM were at the Senedd to meet and congratulate pupils having watched the competition.
The ‘Enterprise Troopers’ are a team of superhero characters who are on a mission to inspire 5 to 11 year old pupils to be entrepreneurial. The aim is to create business ideas that enrich the literacy and numeracy skills learnt in the classroom.
Keith Davies AM said:
“It’s fantastic to see young entrepreneurs from Llanelli winning awards and showcasing their projects at the Senedd amongst the best in Wales.”
“I talked to the children about their ‘Groundforce Swiss Valley’ project; an inspiring idea which combines fun, educational and sustainability drivers.”
“Pupils have put in the hard work and shown exceptional skills which have now been recognised nationally. I know they are proud of their results and I look forward to visiting the school and seeing the project in action.”
Joyce Watson AM said:
“It was great to see such energy and enthusiasm in the Senedd. Swiss Valley’s contribution was outstanding and they had put together a vibrant stall with pictures capturing their work.”
“I talked to pupils about their involvement in the project from start to finish – from putting together ideas, working on the garden and selling seeds to raise money.”
“What was clear to me was how educational aspects of the curriculum have been embedded into practical and fun learning. I congratulate Swiss Valley pupils and teachers on their achievements.”