The School: Great Marlow School

Great Marlow School, in Marlow, Buckinghamshire, are new to the Enabling Enterprise programme this year. Today’s challenge day was the start of an exciting new project with students in Year 10, to build on their enterprise skills and raise aspirations. The programme will continue later this year with a trip to Media Consultants, OMD.

The Challenge: Commit to Confidence

Today’s challenge saw students begin with an assembly focussing on confidence. For many, it was a realisation that confidence means far more than being the loudest person. Students were able to reflect on the importance of the 8 Enabling Enterprise’s challenge skills and how the development of these supported students in building their confidence. The students tested their skills in various scenarios from rebranding to negotiation tasks; with activities ranging from Problem Solving by making cuts to employment hours, to Being Creative by designing an exciting Halloween headdress within a very tight deadline!

The Results:

Year 10 excelled in the series of tasks, showing Aiming High, determination to succeed and willingness to try new things. It was impressive to see how quickly they got to grips with the eight challenge skills and were able to talk about them ‘confidently’. Opportunities to reflect on their own performance throughout the day highlighted the progress made, and how the accelerated development of the key enterprise skills would stand them in good stead both now and in the future.

What they said:

  • “I’ve been so impressed with some of the generally quieter students today. Their ability to show leadership and positivity at times, has been brilliant.” – Teacher, Academic Support Tutor for Year 10
  • “This has helped me realise that you can think about using these skills around school and in different lessons. I never thought that working as a team could be used in so many different situations.” – Student, Year 10

Well done to everyone who was involved.

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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