The School:

Ealing-based Dairy Meadow Primary School is in their third year of working with Enabling Enterprise. Back in school, students have been busy developing their Enterprise Skills by kicking off their enterprise programme this year with a successful ‘Day in Politics‘, where they formed their very own political parties from scratch, Working in a Team and Aiming High to get elected by their peers at the end of a busy enterprising day. Today’s trip was a fantastic opportunity for students from Year 4 to put their Listening Carefully and Using Imaginaton skills to the test with the support from Student Ambassadors from a local university, who volunteered to support the budding entrepreneurs on a creative challenge. Let’s find out how they got on…

The Business:

The University of West London has campuses in Ealing and Brentford in London, as well as in Reading in Berkshire. The university has strong links with a range of employers and offers courses in subjects from Travel and Tourism, to Nursing, Engineering and Music. Today volunteers Jenny, Noah and Sam were on hand to share their experiences and expertise.


The Challenge: Uni-que University

The day started off with the students using their Listening Carefully skills by interviewing the student ambassadors to find out about their different experiences at university and the Enterprise Skills required to do their courses. Students then went on a tour of the University, which allowed the teams to visit the stunning midwifery training department, where the children got to test out some of the equipment used by the professionals here, including interactive digitally-controlled mannequins.
Over the course of the day, teams explored what makes a university, before researching and designing their own dream university as a way of channelling their Using Imagination skills. The day culminated in group presentations to our three student ambassadors from the University of West London, who had the tough job of deciding which team persuaded them the most that prospective future students should study at their Uni-que University.


What they said:

  • “The day was well organised with friendly staff and engaging content. It gave them an opportunity to access real-life course content, especially the midwifery section. I think the challenge was fantastic for them to really develop their imagination because the more academic side of the curriculum can sometimes be stifling for that, so I’m glad that they’ve had the chance to focus on that skill. Thank you for a super day!” – Teacher
  • “The activities were well supported and were the right level for them: challenging enough without being too difficult.” – Volunteer
  • “We listened carefully to each other to come up with our faculty ideas.” – Student
  • “Universities are important for you because they help you get a job later in life.” – Student
  • “We used our imagination to come up with a language university that will help other people in the world!” – Student

Thanks to everyone for such a great trip 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 enablingenterprise.org

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