Starter For Ten Enterprise Project. Lesson One - Starter For Ten Introduction
This is the first lesson in a series of fourteen which make up the Starter For Ten project. Starter For Ten is a whole term, cross-curricular project for upper primary classes. A series of lessons provide the class with the knowledge and skills they need to start their own businesses in small groups. Groups are loaned £10 to start their business with the businesses running for four weeks after around six weeks learning and preparation.

Starter For Ten provides a highly motivating, real world context for learning with pupils taking full responsibility for their businesses. The pupils are also responsible for making key decisions including what to spend any profit on and whether to act as philanthropists and opt to donate a proportion of their income to charity.

The full project covers a number of curriculum areas: literacy, numeracy, health and wellbeing, religious and moral education, social studies and technologies. All lessons are fully linked to the Scottish Curriculum For Excellence.

Each of the fourteen lessons includes a lesson plan, a PowerPoint presentation and any worksheets or other resources required. Lesson plans include learning objectives, suggestions for differentiation, a starter activity, a main lesson, a plenary activity, suggestions for further development, opportunities for display, and relevant second level Curriculum For Excellence experiences and outcomes.

Lesson 1 provides an introduction to the ‘Starter For Ten’ project without yet explaining the full project to the children. The class learns what an entrepreneur is and discusses why people might want to be entrepreneurs. A range of quotes spark discussions relevant to entrepreneurship. Following the presentation, the children work in small groups to create and present a poster about a well-known entrepreneur to the rest of the class.


1. I can describe what an entrepreneur is.

2. I can work with a group to present information to the class.

3. I can put factual information into my own words.
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Created: Nov 22, 2017

Updated: Aug 1, 2018

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