The Schools: William Tyndale and Longlands Primaries

William Tyndale has worked with Enabling Enterprise for three years, with students taking part in lesson time projects and visiting businesses in a range of different industries. Every class will be working on new lesson time projects throughout the year. At Longlands, students have recently finished a lesson time project to design a new building. Their focus of the project had been to practise their listening, so today at NatWest was a great opportunity to put their practice into action.

The Business: NatWest, London

National Westminster Bank Plc, commonly known as NatWest, is the largest retail and commercial bank in the United Kingdom. Since 2000 it has been part of The Royal Bank of Scotland Group, ranked among the top 10 largest banks in the world by assets.

The Challenge: Invest for Success

After a short tour of the premises at NatWest, students were armed with some top tips about how NatWest staff had to manage risk either for the bank or indeed how they help their customers manage risk and invest their money safely.
The students from both schools worked together in mixed teams alongside a NatWest volunteer. They put their heads together to tackle questions from ‘The Million Pound Drop’ to practise taking risks, just like people do in the real world every day. Some teams saw their risks reap the benefits whilst others unfortunately lost money.

The Results:

At the end of the day students highlighted key skills they had exhibited throughout the day. Teamwork, leadership and sharing ideas were named as strengths in their teams and students said they wanted to continue working on their imaginations and listening skills.

What they said:

  • “We used two very important skills, we listened carefully whilst making notes and worked well in our team to make decisions.” – Student, Longlands
  • “The students have worked really well together, they have been really supportive of each other in the challenge.” – Volunteer, NatWest
  • “It would be good if we listened more carefully to each other, so we could use more of the good ideas.” – Student, William Tyndale

Thanks to NatWest for such a great trip day, and to Longlands Primary School and William Tyndale 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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