The School: Broadfields

Located in the London borough of Barnet, Broadfields Primary are new to Enabling Enterprise this year. Year 6 were chosen to run this fast paced business challenge as a reward for all their hard work over the year and to prepare them for life in the real world. Developing skills such as Problem Solving and Working in a Team is especially important for this year group as they prepare for their move up to secondary school in September.

The Challenge: Business in a Day

During the day the children worked in teams of 5 to set up and run their own souvenir companies. This involved each member of the team taking on responsibility for a different area of the design, construction and advertising stages of the task such as Head of Finance, Quality Control and Director of Sales.

The Results:

Having produced prototypes of their range of school souvenirs, each team then sold their items, covering initial production costs and making a healthy profit. The teams soon got the hand of the production line strategy and soon enough they were making batch after batch, whilst refining their designs to get the most money possible. It was great to see how the teams communicated so effectively and took to the challenge with such enthusiasm and gusto.

What they said:

  • “The level of engagement from all 3 classes today has been fantastic. They have all thoroughly enjoyed it.” – Teacher, Year 6
  • “I’ve learnt what you need to do to maintain a business. You need to understand what you are going to do before you do it. There’s so much I’ve learnt today that I can’t even say it properly, I’m definitely going to go into business when I’m older.” – Student, Year 6

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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