The Schools: St Catherine’s and Pinner Park Junior

Year 6 pupils from St Catherine’s Primary School in High Barnet, joined fellow Year 6 students from Pinner Park Junior based in Harrow, for an exciting trip to visit the head offices of Brewin Dolphin. Both schools are new to working with Enabling Enterprise, but have fresh memories of being introduced to the Enterprise Skills on their recent Challenge Days.

The Business: Brewin Dolphin

Brewin Dolphin is one of the largest British Investment Management and Financial Planning firms with 29 offices throughout the UK. They were established in the mid-18th century as one of the founding firms of the London Stock Exchange. They have a history of helping private clients, trusts, charities and pension funds to create and preserve wealth.

The Challenge: Invest for Success

The students worked together in teams alongside their Brewin Dolphin volunteers to learn about how and where people can invest their money and how investing money can often involve risks and benefits. Soon after, pupils put their heads together to tackle questions from, ‘The Million Pound Drop’, to practise taking risks just like people do in the real world. With some understanding of ‘risk, benefit and investment’ under their belts, the pupils then met their fictional clients, Mr and Mrs Green to find out more about them.

The Results:

Their next task was to carry out research on three different companies to decide how they would invest the £20,000 from Mr and Mrs Green. The students learned that this was not a simple task and involved lots of Problem Solving to ensure their clients were happy and able to make a ‘Return on their Investment’. The day culminated in highly professional presentations as the teams provided formal reports on how successful their decisions were.

What they said:

  • “They’ve done so well today, working with children from another school.” – Teacher, St Catherine’s Primary School
  • “It’s been so fun, I’m really impressed with how well they understood some really complex concepts!” – Volunteer, Brewin Dolphin
  • “We took lots of risks but eventually, they paid off!” – Student, Pinner Park Junior School

Thanks to Brewin Dolphin for such a great trip day, and to St Catherine’s and Pinner Park Junior 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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