Youngsters at Aslacton Primary School and Manor Field Infant School are given a lesson in business skills

Pictured is Tara King And Henry Watt from Sugar Beat. Manor Field Infant School in Long Stratton are

Pictured is Tara King And Henry Watt from Sugar Beat. Manor Field Infant School in Long Stratton are having an innovation week to inspire the next generation of inventors and entrepreneurs. Local companies visit the classes to talk about ideas and set challenges for tHe children to do. Byline: Sonya Duncan Copyright: Archant 2016 - Credit: Sonya Duncan

Two schools have teamed up to hold an innovation week in the hope it will inspire the next generation of inventors and entrepreneurs.

Pictured is Jon Bingham from The Crown in Pulham talking about ice cream sundae ideas. Manor Field I

Pictured is Jon Bingham from The Crown in Pulham talking about ice cream sundae ideas. Manor Field Infant School in Long Stratton are having an innovation week to inspire the next generation of inventors and entrepreneurs. Local companies visit the classes to talk about ideas and set challenges for tHe children to do. Byline: Sonya Duncan Copyright: Archant 2016 - Credit: Sonya Duncan

More than 20 local firms, including Sugar Beat Eating House, were invited to encourage pupils at Aslacton Primary School and Manor Field Infant School, in Long Stratton, to become interested in business.

Each company has visited its paired class and set the youngsters challenges, which will see them having to think outside of the box, explore gaps in the market and adapt existing products.

The children will work on their designs and ideas, making mock ups and pitching and presenting their ideas, and the companies will judge the designs and winners for each product - with many of the businesses making and selling the winning designs.

Louise Mundford, teacher and organiser of the week, said: 'This is also a fantastic opportunity to work with our local community. It should be very inspiring and enterprising. A week like this provides a real purpose for learning and many opportunities to take creative risks.'

Pictured is Amber Briggs of Little As Cakery.Manor Field Infant School in Long Stratton are having a

Pictured is Amber Briggs of Little As Cakery.Manor Field Infant School in Long Stratton are having an innovation week to inspire the next generation of inventors and entrepreneurs. Local companies visit the classes to talk about ideas and set challenges for tHe children to do.Byline: Sonya DuncanCopyright: Archant 2016 - Credit: Sonya Duncan


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The winning designs will be celebrated in an assembly.

A trail of the designed work will be held over the weekend in Long Stratton, where people will be able to view the children's designs - for glasses, Christmas card design and new logo for a letting agent - at the a number of businesses.

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