The School: Shaftesbury Park Primary

Shaftesbury Park Primary School are just beginning their first year of working with Enabling Enterprise as a Partner School. Situated just off Lavender Hill in Battersea, Shaftesbury Park has a good reputation for being an inclusive school where everybody – governors, staff, parents and children – share a vital role in providing the best education possible. As a fundamental principle, they aim to develop rounded children who participate fully in their classes and are interested in the world around them. The children are now utilising their Enterprise Challenge Skills such as Staying Positive and Aiming High to ensure that they continue to develop and aspire to be the best that they can be.

The Business: BBC Worldwide

BBC Worldwide is the main commercial department of the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC). The business exists to support the BBC public service mission and to maximise profits on its behalf. They invest in, commercialise and showcase content from the BBC around the world, in a way that is consistent with BBC standards and values. BBC Worldwide also build the reach and reputation of the BBC brand overseas and champion British creativity.

The Challenge: Recruitment Race

The students took on new roles today, working as a Human Resources (HR) team to consider applicants for vacancies within BBC Worldwide. By looking at the job descriptions for three vacancies, they were Using Imagination to think about what the ideal candidate would be like. They then needed to be Listening Carefully to the applicants’ interviews before Sharing Ideas and Working in a Team to decide upon which job they considered each candidate most suitable for and deciding on the ideal person for the job.

The Results:

The four teams excelled in their roles as HR specialists, showing great Problem Solving
skills to find the perfect matches for each vacancy and Staying Positive to ensure that they reached a decision that everybody in the team was happy with. Once they had made their decisions, it was then time for the students to Share their Ideas with the rest of the group in their presentations, in which they stated who they had chosen for each of the roles, why this person was suitable and how they had worked as a team to reach the final decisions. Every single student showed great composure and confidence when presenting and the judges were left with the rather unenviable task of selecting the strongest. After much deliberation, Shaftesbury World were deemed the strongest team, thanks to their inventive presentation and clear explanations.

What they said:

  • “The presentations were innovative and dynamic with a clear rationale for their decisions.” – Volunteer, BBC
  • “My favourite part was the tour because it helped me to understand the different jobs people do here and then I could do my job properly in the challenge today.” – Student, Shaftesbury Park
  • “The volunteers were fantastic. They worked really well with the children, motivating their teams and they really inspired them to do well.” – Teacher, Shaftesbury Park

Thanks to BBC Worldwide for such a great trip day, and to the Year 4 & 5 students from Shaftesbury Park for coming along and making it so enjoyable.

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One Response to “Business Trip: Shaftesbury Park Primary at BBC Worldwide”

  • Challenge Day: Shaftesbury Park Primary and Operation Moonbase « Enabling Enterprise Education November 8, 2016

    [...] Shaftesbury Park Primary School in Wandsworth, are new Partner School with Enabling Enterprise and they are passionate about providing their students with a well-rounded curriculum. The school runs as a bilingual school – with one form in some year groups working through the medium of French. The school is very excited and committed to adding Enterprise Education to their curriculum and was delighted to invite parents in to visit the challenge day and to support the school’s commitment to enterprise skills. [...]

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