The School: Sacred Heart Catholic Primary School

Baguley in Greater Manchester is an urban area not far from Manchester City Centre. Sacred Heart Catholic Primary are a one-form entry school who were excited to give Key Stage 2 their first taste of Enabling Enterprise. The school are dedicated to raising the aspirations and experiences of their students so working with us was a perfect partnership. There was no shortage of Aiming High as the challenge unrolled.

The Challenge: Business in a Day

The challenge Key Stage 2 faced today was to design, create, sell and advertise truly unique souvenirs which captured the essence and vitality of their school or city. Working in a Team and Using Imagination were at the heart of the day’s activities as the pupils set about considering which skills each team member excelled at and how they could best use their unique talents to lead their team to victory. Having held a team meeting to decide what types of souvenirs to make, they then needed to decide on a theme and logo. Once the souvenirs were made the next step was to sell them for the best price possible. Leading was a key skill the pupils had to show at this stage in order to make the right decisions about what price to haggle for. It was a good job they were so good at Problem Solving.

The Results:

It was fantastic to see the students act out their final adverts for their souvenirs. They threw themselves into the task with gusto and proved that Sharing Ideas and Staying Positive were skills they were beginning to master. The teams were Listening Carefully to one another as were the teachers who had the tricky task of picking the winning teams. As we all gathered in the hall at the end of the day for the winning team from each class to show their advert to the rest of KS2 there was a an exciting buzz in the air as the pupils were proud to show off their creative and entrepreneurial skills.

What they said:

  • “It’s so important to give pupils time to do something like this, it gives them such a great opportunity to show a different side of themselves.” – Teacher, Year 6
  • “I’m really proud of me and my team for staying positive, we didn’t make the most money because we were arguing over what to make but we didn’t give up and making the advert was really good fun.” – Student, Year 4

Well done to everyone who was involved.

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