The School: Ambler Primary School

Ambler Primary School are in their first year of working with Enabling Enterprise. This trip was their first experience of enterprise, with a full week of projects in all year groups planned in the coming weeks.

The Business: UBS, London

UBS is a global bank, providing services in over 50 countries. Specialising in Wealth Management and Global Asset Management they provide services for high net worth individuals, private, corporate, and institutional clients all over the world. Worldwide, UBS employs 60,099 people who speak more than 130 languages and are citizens of 135 countries.

The Challenge: Trading Triumphs

Students begun the day by learning a little bit about UBS and the jobs of our volunteers in an introduction hot seat. After gaining an understanding of investment banking, the students set about their challenge of taking on the role of Stock Market traders. Our busy traders were introduced to their client, scientist Dr Taylor, who placed her trust with each team to help her make a large return on her £25,000 initial investment. Each group listened carefully and made notes on Dr Taylor’s personal needs before conducting research into four different companies they could potentially invest her money in.

The Results:

Over the course of the day it was great to watch how the students interacted with one another and really applied their Problem Solving skills. The crucial element of the day was Listening Carefully to all the information available and to each other’s ideas, making sure their investment decisions were well founded. With a focus on Staying Positive, the teams did not disappoint, and at the end of the day shared their Top Tips for when things didn’t go well in a presentation to the whole class and the team of volunteers.

What they said:

  • “Fantastic seeing the children listening to each other, agreeing and disagreeing courteously” – Teacher, Ambler Primary School
  • “I loved how the children were learning independently with a chance to make their own successes” – Volunteer, UBS
  • “Sometimes you have to think hard and take a risk if you want to win big” – Student, Ambler Primary School

Thanks to UBS for such a great trip day, and to Year 6 from Ambler 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 enablingenterprise.org

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