The Egyptian Sand & Gravel Company
On Friday 20th April, we played host to 66 Yr5 pupils from our partner schools for the inaugural Business & Maths Enterprise Day, with the catchy title The Egyptian Sand & Gravel Company.
Working in teams of 6, the Pharaoh himself; "The Great Psi", set the pupils the challenge to put forward a business proposal for his tomb, giving them a budget of 100,00 shekels and just one day! Following an energising Egyptian dance workshop, the pupils went through a series of maths, topography and design workshops to explore the different options for stone, location, design and size for the tomb. They then used a spreadsheet to mathematically model their ideas, by changing the variables to keep within budget. After writing their business plan, they presented their proposal to The Great Psi in a Dragon's Den style presentation in front of their parents.
The day engaged pupils in a way which proved thoroughly enjoyable for all and a big thank you to all the staff, prefects, parents and of course the pupils who worked together to make this event happen.