The School: John Perryn Primary School

John Perryn Primary School have been working with Enabling Enterprise for several years. Last year all the students at John Perryn took part in three enterprise projects as well as a whole-school Challenge Day where they set up their own political parties and took part in an election to vote in the best party. The Year 5 class on the trip to UBS certainly showed how well they were able to use the enterprise skills, particularly teamwork.

The business: UBS, London

UBS is a global financial services company, who are a long standing partner of Enabling Enterprise. They employ people in a huge range of financial roles and also in sectors such as IT, human resources and hospitality.

The Challenge: Invest for Success

The students were set the challenge of becoming investment bankers for the day, looking to make the most money for their clients. To be successful, they had to listen carefully and learn about new ideas such as investing in companies and managing risk. They used their new knowledge to work as a team to invest their clients’ money wisely, taking advice from the UBS volunteers.

The Results:

Year 5 ended the day by finding out which of their investments had performed the best and how much money they had made for their clients. The UBS volunteers were impressed that all teams had made brilliant returns on their investments, showing that the students had listened carefully to all advice. Teams then worked together to produce perfect presentations for their clients, demonstrating impressive communication skills.

What they said:

  • “It’s been a great day, they’ve got so much out if it.” – Teacher, John Perryn Primary School
  • “Their presentations were great, it is hard to believe they are only in Year 5.” – Volunteer, John Perryn Primary School
  • “I want to work as an investment banker when I leave school, it was really fun!” – Student, John Perryn Primary School

Thanks to UBS for such a great trip day, and to John Perryn 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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