The School:

Oasis Academy Enfield are a six-form entry secondary school that are part of the Oasis Community Learning group. This is their first year working with Enabling Enterprise and both teachers and children were excited to launch enterprise education in school with their Business in a Day Challenge Day! The Year 8s were full of enthusiasm to take on the challenge and put their enterprise skills to the test.

The Challenge: Business in a Day

Students became entrepreneurs for the day by competing in teams to set up a merchandise company selling souvenirs at an event of their choice. Students needed to demonstrate that they were Working in a Team during their whirl-wind tour of business and set of mini-challenges. Students were also Using Imagination when they formed their own company and designed a new range of souvenirs and Problem Solving was paramount when they manufactured their prototypes. Teams were excited to calculate their final profits and promote their company through creating a logo and a slogan. The challenge culminated with teams Sharing Ideas for their new companies and then choosing the business they liked best.

What they said:

  • “They’ve really enjoyed themselves the whole day. Some of them could definitely start their own business!” – Teacher
  • “I was so proud that every student engaged and worked effectively in their teams despite some disagreements” – Teacher
  • “It was great to develop an idea from start to finish – I really feel like I’ve achieved something today”” – Student
  • “We found ways to come to decisions quickly as we wanted to make sure we had the best product in the time we had!” – Student

Thanks to everyone for such a great Challenge Day!

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

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