The School: Seely Primary School

Having completed the Day in Politics Challenge, all students at Seely Primary School are working on their enterprise lesson-time projects over the Summer Term. This visit was a chance for Year 5 students to put their enterprise skills to the test before starting the Going Live lesson-time project.

The Business: Experian, Nottingham

Experian plc is a global information services group with operations in 40 countries and 17,000 employees. The company collects information on people, businesses, motor vehicles and insurance as well ‘lifestyle’ data from on- and off-line surveys to help companies make decisions on credit, marketing and customer service issues.

The Challenge: Money Matters

Pupils met with Experian employees and interviewed them about their roles and the enterprise skills they needed to be successful. Through a series of interactive challenges, pupils then worked with Experian volunteers to understand the concept of risk in finance, leading them to take a number of decisions relating to the setting up of a sweet shop for which they needed funding which had to be repaid.
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The Results:

Pupils treated the day very professionally and put the skills of the Experian employees to good use as advisors as they set about their challenges. They produced some excellent pitches for funding to the bank, and then delivered some equally impressive presentations about their new businesses.

What they said:

  • “We are very proud to see our students working so well in their teams and presenting their work to adults in a real life working environment!” – Teacher, Seely Primary School
  • “The best thing for me was the variety of characters in my team and seeing them gel together over the course of the day. Balancing the team dynamics is very important, and whether you’re 10 or 30, you need to be able to work with people different to you.” – Volunteer, Experian
  • “The best thing was presenting our report at the end. The hardest thing was deciding which companies we would buy sweets from. I think today I learned more about how to work in a team.” – Student, Seely Primary School

Thanks to Experian for such a great trip day, and to Seely Primary School for coming along.

Enabling Enterprise are working in partnership with schools and businesses to support students to build enterprise skills and aspirations. Find out more by contacting us.

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