The School: William Tyndale Primary School

As part of their continuing enterprise programme, Islington-based William Tyndale Primary have not only developed core enterprise skills in the classroom with Lesson-Time Projects and whole-school Challenge Days, but they have also visited numerous businesses across London to put those skills to the test in the world of work. On top of their ‘skill of the month’ – Leading – today a selection of Year 4 students were in the spotlight, especially keen to hone in on Working in a Team and Sharing Ideas.

The Business: DNV GL, London

DNV GL enables organisations to advance the safety and sustainability of their business. They provide classification and technical assurance along with software and independent expert advisory services to the maritime, oil & gas and energy industries. Operating in more than 100 countries, they have 15,000 professionals dedicated to helping their customers make the world safer, smarter and greener.

The Challenge: Recruitment Race

The students were set the challenge of filling three job vacancies at DNV GL: a new cleaner, finance manager and receptionist were needed. A fantastic tour of the amazing premises helped the budding entrepreneurs gain an insight into DNV GL, with invaluable inside knowledge they would put to use later in their challenge. The four teams of 8- and 9-year olds then spent some time thinking about what skills and attributes the perfect DNV GL employee might have before closely looking at six possible candidates for the three jobs and making a final hiring decision.

The Results:

The DNV GL volunteers then turned into judges for the final part of the challenge, where they were particularly impressed by the high standard of the teams’ presentations. Students explained their choices well, including detailed reasons why they had selected each candidate and using persuasive language to win over the judges. It was a tough decision for the adults to pick the most convincing team.

What they said:

  • “A brilliant day, with lots of fun as always!” – Teacher, William Tyndale
  • “I would definitely recommend this to my colleagues.” – Volunteer, DNV GL
  • “Today we shared our ideas lots when we were trying to find the right person for the job, and I’m proud of what my team presented.” – Student, William Tyndale

Thanks to DNV GL for such a great trip day, and to Year 4 from William Tyndale Primary School for coming along.

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