The School: Filton Avenue Primary School

Filton Avenue Primary School are a four-form entry school based across two sites in Bristol. They are a brand new Enabling Enterprise school and are beginning their partnership with us with a programme for Year 3, including the Trash to Treasure Lesson Time Project. Teachers and children were excited to launch enterprise education in school with their Social Entrepreneur Challenge Day! Let’s see how they got on…

The Challenge: Social Entrepreneur

After exploring the concept of a social enterprise, the teams engaged in thoughtful discussion about the groups in society they wanted to help, be it elderly people with disabilities or the homeless. They then started analysing the problems each group faced. Coming up with a great idea to support the community as well as making some money was no easy task, but the Year 3 students and teachers alike used their Staying Positive
skills and worked collaboratively to come up with some innovative ideas. Ideas for social enterprises included social events for the elderly and cafes that included cheaper food for the homeless.

The Results:

The teams used their imagination to come up with creative, colourful promotional materials for their social enterprise. The day culminated in a busy and bustling trade fair in the hall, where teachers and Year 6 students visited the Year 3 stalls and listened carefully to the different ideas for the social enterprises. Teachers then had the difficult task of choosing a winner for each class.

What they said:

  • “I was impressed with how the task bought out such a high level of empathy for others. It encouraged those who don’t usually speak out to articulate their answers in a sophisticated manner, and it helped that it was a real-life situation for the children to relate to.” – Teacher, Year 3 Teacher
  • “The children have been really engaged. The skills are applicable for everything in their learning.” – Teacher, Year 3 Teacher
  • “We’ve got better at talking to other people. At first we thought it was scary to talk to people about our enterprise but it wasn’t!” – Student, Year 3
  • “Can we do this every day?!” – Student, Year 3

Well done to Year 3 on your first enterprise challenge!

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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