The School: Dawlish Primary School

Dawlish Primary School in Waltham Forest is an Enabling Enterprise Primary School. This year they are developing key enterprise skills in their students, for instance through their start of year Challenge Day, a Day in Politics. Year 5 students leapt at the chance to explore BBC worldwide whilst further developing their enterprise skills.

The Business: BBC Worldwide, London

BBC Worldwide Limited is the main commercial arm and a wholly owned subsidiary of the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC).They are responsible for making a wide range of British programming is available across the globe, both through direct sales and licencing agreements. They have offices globally as well as a central base in London.

The Challenge: Recruitment Race

The students were set the task of recruiting new staff members to join several departments within an expanding organisation. With a focus on problem solving and leadership, students competed in exciting, fast-paced activities that mimic the processes of recruitment, persuasive pitching and events planning within a large organisation. The day culminated in an exciting trade fair where judges from BBC worldwide decided the ultimate winning team(s) of the day.

The Results:

The teams explored the world of recruitment through interviewing staff and a tour of Television Centre to learn more about BBC Worldwide. They then studied the roles they would be recruiting in to, identified key competencies and skill sets. Finally they watched interviews with potential candidates and decided who would best suit each of the roles they had available. This pushed their teamwork, leadership and problem solving skills to their limit, before they had to share their final ideas with a panel of judges.

What they said:

  • “I think the word that best describes the team is supportive, they have really helped each other out all day.” – Volunteer, BBC Worldwide
  • “Today our skills have been problem solving and listening carefully.” – Student, Dawlish Primary

Thanks to BBC Worldwide for such a great trip day, and to Year 5 from Dawlish Primary 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

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