Junior Enterprise Challenge

This experiential programme introduces groups of 60 primary and intermediate students to enterprise and financial capability. Teams of students create products and services to be sold to parents, teachers and students at a market day. Financial education is woven into the programme, which uses activities, games and quizzes to help learning. Students track their learning in a journal.


Through Junior Enterprise Challenge, students will:

  • Learn about earning, spending, saving and sharing
  • Improve their financial capability and decisionmaking skills
  • Work as a team to produce and present small products and services.

Curriculum links:

The Junior Enterprise Challenge is a highly cross­curricular programme. It has a strong focus on the Economic World strand of the Social Sciences Curriculum. It also uses skills from the Technology, The Arts, English and Mathematics and Statistics curriculum areas.

Junior Enterprise Challenge

  • Year 5-8
  • 4 days
  • Social Sciences
    English
    Mathematics and Statistics
    The Arts
    Technology
  • Free to NZ schools
  • Facilitated by Young Enterprise
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Programme Chapters

1. Day 1

Students taking part will:

  • Form teams and complete team-­building activities
  • Learn about earning wages
  • Brainstorm ideas for products and services
  • Calculate the costs of making their products
  • Complete a self-­reflection in their journal
2. Day 2

Students taking part will:

  • Create a production plan
  • Start making their products
  • Play a financial education board game
  • Complete a self-reflection in their journal
3. Day 3

Students taking part will:

  • Continue to produce their products
  • Think up a creative way to promote their products
  • Take part in a Financial Education team quiz
  • Play a financial education board game
  • Complete a self-reflection in their journal
4. Day 4

Students taking part will:

  • Prepare their product display
  • Discuss their product and learning with the judging panel
  • Sell their products and services to parents, teachers and students
  • Calculate their profit/loss
  • Complete an overall evaluation and a self-reflection in their journal
I'm a Parent and I'm amazed at how this programme helps our children. Awesome programme. I saw children that were thinking and their imagination run wild. Love this programme hope to see more.A parent from Yendarra School