The 50/50 Enterprise Competition is an educational initiative for schools to help develop pupils business skills. Pupils are given £50 start-up capital and then have 50 days to turn it into as much profit as possible. The initiative encourages creativity, innovation and team work. After 50 days, schools and pupils will log their profits on the competition leaderboard.
All profits made from the businesses will help fund vital lung cancer research and support lung cancer patients and their families. In addition to helping us beat the UK's biggest cancer killer, students will also learn practical skills such as time keeping, organisation and presentation skills.
This award will be presented to the group that raises the highest profit from the original investment of £50.
This award will be presented to the group that the judges feel have demonstrated the most creativity in their Enterprise challenge.
This award will be presented to the group that have demonstrated excellent examples of working together to achieve success.
In 2016, we ran two competitions - one for Primary School students and another for Secondary School students. The competitions ran throughout the 2016 Autumn term, from Monday 31st October until Tuesday 20th December. All schools involved did really well and we are so thrilled with the results of the competition! It is great to work with so many schools and to see all their amazing business ideas take form. Groups took part in a range of activities from Christmas fayres to school discos!
With great such great results from last year’s competition, we will be running 2 competitions this year, one in Merseyside and one in Manchester. Both competitions will run throughout the Winter 2017 term. Dates will be 16th October to 4th December.
Like last year, there will be a competition for primary schools and a competition for secondary schools. We recommend primary schools entering teams from years 5 and 6 and secondary schools entering teams from Year 10 and 11, but if your school would like to enter a team from another year group, please get in touch. Your school can enter up to 3 groups (teams can be up to a maximum of 20 students each)
With fantastic prizes at stake and the competition promising to be as great as ever, don’t let your schools miss out! To sign up please complete the form below, someone from our Enterprise Team will then be in touch.