Million Makers: The Schools Challenge
Million Makers is a fundraising challenge,
which sees groups of pupils setting up their own mini
enterprises to raise funds for The Prince's Trust.
At The Prince’s Trust we believe passionately
about young people and encouraging their talent. The Million Makers
Challenge not only benefits the young people we support but
provides an amazing resource for your students to discover new
experiences and skills such as teamwork, problem solving and
This exciting fundraising
challenge puts pupils in real life business situations,
teaching them valuable lessons both about themselves and the world
How will your pupils benefit?
Million Makers encourages the development of essential skills as
outlined in the PLTS framework. Pupils have the opportunity to
develop skills in fundamental concepts such as:
- Personal organisation
- Managing change
- Economic wellbeing
- Taking responsibility
- Developing a “can-do” attitude and nurturing the drive to make
This is an enterprise opportunity that will challenge even the most
able pupils. Ofsted has reported that pupils are motivated by
enterprise learning. They enjoy being given the autonomy to tackle
relevant problems, take responsibility for their own actions,
engage in real issues and evaluate the outcome of their
Why support The Prince’s Trust?
Around one in five young people in the UK are not in work,
education or training. Youth unemployment costs the UK economy £10
million a day in lost productivity, while youth crime costs £1
billion every year.
We address this by giving practical and financial
support to the young people who need it most. We help develop key
skills, confidence and motivation, enabling young people to move
into work, education or training.
Taking part in Million Makers, will allow
your pupils to make a positive contribution to the lives of young
people less fortunate than them.
By learning about the work of The Trust, pupils will come to
learn about the diversity of their local community and the real
challenges young people their age are facing.
To make delivering this enterprising activity easy, We will
provide you with all the materials you need to inspire and guide
These free resources cover topics including: forming enterprise
groups, generating ideas and thinking them through, budgeting,
planning the ideas, market research and collating the data, costs,
revenue and profit, promotion, confirming costs, final checklist of
tasks and evaluation.
Click the link below for an example activity sheet:
Activity 1: Forming
The resources cover 10 topics which can be used flexibly both in
lessons throughout the year .
Please feel free to carry out your enterprising initiatives at a
time in the school calendar that suits you.
What we'll provide you with
- A fully comprehensive teacher’s guide
- Full set of resources based around the Key Stage 3
- Support and advise about organising a challenge
- Thank you letter and certificates on completion
If you'd like to run a Million Makers challenge at your
school, please sign up today.