The School: Matchborough First School Academy

Year 2 pupils have clearly been developing their Primary enterprise education throughout the Autumn term since their CSI Challenge Day. Their commitment to skill development was evident on a recent trip to Newman University where the 6- and 7-year olds impressively demonstrated their creativity and teamwork skills in a university environment.

The Business: Newman University, Birmingham

Newman University is an inclusive Catholic university with smaller than average class sizes, an interactive teaching style and outstanding graduate employment. Founded in 1968 and based 8 miles southwest of Birmingham city centre, the University offers degrees in teacher education and a broad range of human and social sciences.

The Challenge: University Challenge

During University Challenge the students had find out about university life and were tasked with setting up a brand new society to advertise at Freshers’ Fair. In their teams, the Matchborough students carried out market research to see what society might appeal to the University students before creating promotional materials such as a poster to encourage students to sign up!

The Results:

The Newman Ambassadors were really impressed with Matchborough’s imagination skills. Societies included a baking society and even a jacuzzi society! The students then presented to the Ambassadors. It was a tough decision choosing the winners as each group was very persuasive!

What they said:

  • “We thought the day was brilliant and the children loved it.” – Teacher, Matchborough First School Academy
  • “It was great for the students to learn teamworking skills and presenting skills.” – Volunteer, Newman University
  • “I really enjoyed working in a team and we made sure everyone had a chance to share their ideas” – Student, Matchborough First School Academy

Thanks to Newman University for such a great trip day, and to Year 2 from Matchborough First School Academy for coming along.

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