The Schools: Beckford Primary School, Holy Trinity CE Primary School, Rhyl Primary School, The R J Mitchell Primary School, Scotts Primary School and Wykeham Primary School

Beckford, Holy Trinity CE and Rhyl Primary Schools are all located in Camden whilst The R J Mitchell, Scotts and Wykeham Primary are all found in Havering. All six schools had the opportunity to come and take part in an Enabling Enterprise trip and to find out more about Aon. They all brought students from Year 4-6 who they thought would benefit from the day and the teams were an absolute credit to their schools.

The Business: Aon, London

Aon is a leading global provider of risk management, insurance brokerage and reinsurance brokerage, and human resources solutions and outsourcing services. The students were lucky enough to meet a range of Aon employees on the day, all with very different jobs and they even had the chance to go on a tour of the amazing office space up on the eighth floor of the “cheese grater”.

The Challenge: Trading Triumphs

The Camden and Havering students worked in their school teams to take on the roles of traders for the day, practising their problem solving skills as they made fast paced trading decisions based on up-to-the-minute news. Each school team were given £25,000 from their client Dr Green and they then worked together to decide which companies they should buy shares in, in order to ensure that their client’s money would grow.

The Results:

At the end of the day, each trading team had the chance to present back to the Aon judges about the trading decisions they had made and why they thought their team was the best. The students really impressed the judges with their articulate and persuasive presentations showing that they could share their ideas very effectively.

What they said:

  • “I’ve really enjoyed today and it has been brilliant to see the team dynamics and how much progress the students have made throughout the day.” – Volunteer, Aon
  • “The session was well structured, delivered and conveyed lots of learning points for the pupils (wished I had this type of experience back in school!) .” – Volunteer, Aon
  • “The children gained an understanding of the business world and they were able to apply their literacy and numeracy skills in a brand new context.” – Teacher, The R J Mitchell Primary School
  • “Pupils gained confidence from the day and they were able to make links between the skills from the day to their own classroom activities.” – Teacher, Beckford Primary School
  • “The students have used teamwork today, strategic thinking and they have used inference too.” – Teacher, Rhyl Primary School
  • “We know that working in a team is going to be really important today as two heads are better than one!” – Student, Scotts Primary School
  • “We stayed positive today when we had to decide which companies to put our money in as not everyone got the decision they wanted but we made sure it was a team decision.” – Student, Wykeham Primary School
  • “We’re the best traders in town because we have aimed high, what do you think?” – Student, Holy Trinity CE Primary School

Thanks to Aon for such a great trip day, and to Beckford Primary School, Holy Trinity CE Primary School, Rhyl Primary School, The R J Mitchell Primary School, Scotts Primary School and Wykeham Primary School for coming along.

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