The School: Lavender Primary School

Lavender Primary School in Enfield have been working with Enabling Enterprise for a couple of years to develop their students’ enterprise skills. Last year they took part in the Challenge Day “A Day in Politics” where they set up and ran their own political parties before competing in an election at the end of the day.

The Business: Societe Generale Exchange House, London

Societe Generale is a French multinational banking and financial services company head-quartered in Paris. They are one of the largest European financial services groups. As a universal bank, Societe Generale not only offers Retail Banking in France but also International Banking, Financial Services and Corporate and Investment Banking, worldwide. Today the Year 5 students were lucky enough to go on a tour of the offices and even see the old trading floor.

The Challenge: Invest for Success

The students were set the challenge of becoming investment managers for the day, looking to make the most money for their clients. To be successful, they had to listen carefully and learn about new concepts 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 Societe Generale volunteers.

The Results:

The Lavender students worked brilliantly in their teams throughout the day and both EE and their teachers were really impressed by their inclusiveness and how encouraging they were of each other. They gave fantastic presentations at the end of the day having thought really carefully about the persuasive language they could include and the judges were really impressed.

What they said:

  • “Students gained a wider world experience from the trip, they were inspired by employees at Societe Generale who they got to work alongside, ask them questions about their job and who they pitched to at the end of the day.” – Teacher, Lavender Primary School
  • “It’s been great to see how much they’ve learnt over such a short space of time!” – Volunteer, Societe Generale
  • “I’ve had the best day, I really loved going on the tour and how our teachers said how well we had worked together on our challenge today.” – Student, Lavender Primary School

Thanks to Societe Generale for such a great trip day, and to Year 5 from Lavender 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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