The School: Southern Road Primary School

Southern Road Primary School have been working in partnership with Enabling Enterprise for the past 5 years. Students have been developing their enterprise skills across the school both inside the classroom during Lesson-Time Projects and outside of school on employer visits. Today was an excellent opportunity for fifteen Year 3 students to put their skills to the test in an effort to Spread the Word on an important social message.

The Business: Save the Children, London

Save the Children run world-class programmes to save children’s lives and challenge world leaders to keep to their promises to give children a brighter future. They work in more than 120 countries, including extensive programme to support young people and their families the UK. Today, students were joined by eight volunteers from the UK team with job roles ranging from project managers to operations coordinators. We were also joined by the Director of UK Programmes for an introduction to Save the Children and, later in the day, the Deputy Director joined the judging panel to watch the students’ final news broadcasts.

The Challenge: Spread the Word

Today’s challenge asked that teams of students transformed into teams of excellent news broadcasters. Their challenge was to spread the word about Save the Children by creating an exciting new mascot with an important message. Later in the day, the students took on the roles of news anchors and top journalists to report on how Save the Children help young people all over the world.

The Results:

After conducting their market research on a tour of the Save the Children offices and meeting ‘Mog’, last year’s Christmas mascot, the teams got more creative than ever. The Southern Road students were Sharing Ideas effectively about the most powerful messages they want to send, along with the most eye-catching colour schemes they should use. When it came to combining their ideas for their final mascot, students were really Listening Carefully to one another and working collaboratively.

What they said:

  • “The children have not only gained knowledge about a world-known charity but have been taught about specific skills.” – Teacher, Southern Road School
  • “We are really passionate about children here, so it’s been really great to get to spend the day with them and support them. Everyone in the office has really enjoyed talking to them on the tour.” – Volunteer, Save the Children
  • “When I am big I want to come back here because they have lots of meetings and talk to each other lots about their ideas.” – Student, Southern Road School
  • “Sharing your ideas is really important in a team because if you don’t, then no one will know what you are thinking… and the idea you pick might not be the best it can be!” – Student, Southern Road School

Thanks to Save the Children for such a great trip day, and to Year 3 from Southern Road 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 or visiting enablingenterprise.org

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