The School: Darrick Wood Junior School

Students at Darrick Wood Junior School in Kent will be developing their enterprise skills in lesson time projects in the Summer Term, Year 3 are currently setting up fundraising activities for a charity of their choice.

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 students split into teams ready for their challenge, each team was joined by a volunteer from RSA who would lend experience and expertise over the day. The teams were given a client and asked to manage their investment portfolio. The students would have to work well together in their teams to solve the problem of which investment would bring the best returns.

The Results:

The students listened carefully to their clients brief before sharing their ideas on which investments they should make. After a careful look at risk and benefit, each team decided on an investment portfolio for the client. Later, the teams stayed positive as they found out which investments had paid off and which had not. Finally the teams shared their investment ideas with a panel of volunteers from RSA and explained their returns.

What they said:

  • “A challenging day which provided an opportunity for all pupils to develop key skills in a real life setting.” – Teacher, Darrick Wood
  • “I was really impressed with my group of students, they were very enthusiastic and showed excellent business knowledge already!” – Volunteer, RSA
  • “Fantastic! The children have used many skills and have been interested and engaged the whole time.” – Parent, Darrick Wood

Thanks to RSA for such a great trip day, and to Darrick Wood for coming along.

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