The School: The Winns Primary

New to Enabling Enterprise this year, The Winns Primary school are a large primary school in Walthamstow. Having already taken part in a whole school Challenge Day earlier this term, the Year 5 pupils who were lucky enough to be chosen to come on this trip were able to put the skills they learnt about into practice in this inspirational professional environment.

The Business: RSA, London

The Royal Sun Alliance Group has existed in the UK for over 300 years. With head offices in London, they are now the UK’s largest commercial insurance company with a Global Network including over 150 countries.

The Challenge: Invest for Success

The day started off with a Q&A session of our RSA volunteers, which gave The Winns students lots of valuable insights into the various roles within the world of finance. The main focus for this challenge was to develop students’ understanding of risk and investments. To practise this, they worked in small teams and put their heads together to tackle questions from ‘The Million Pound Drop’ where they had to make group decisions about where best to place their money, taking calculated risks to avoid large losses just as Investment Managers do. Lessons were learnt and students were then armed with some top tips about how to manage risk and invest their money safely.

The Results:

Students were asked to invest money on behalf of their clients, Mr and Mrs Green. Each and every team used what they had learnt and made great decisions to help them secure excellent returns for their clients. They then worked as a team to come up with a presentation explaining their decisions to our panel of judges. Judges were hugely impressed with the presentations and it was a difficult decision to decide on their overall winners – coming down to just one team point!

What they said:

  • “They’ve really enjoyed it, it’s been great to see ” – Teacher, The Winns Primary
  • “I thought it was a really great day, I was so impressed with the students ” – Volunteer, RSA
  • “It was quite hard making our decisions but we worked in a team which was really helpful.” – Student, The Winns Primary

Thanks to RSA for such a great trip day, and to The Winns 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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