The School:

Claremont Primary School is in their fourth year working with Enabling Enterprise. Back in school, students have been busy developing their Enterprise Skills by taking part in Lesson Time Projects and are looking forward to their Whole School Challenge Day in January. Today’s trip was a fantastic opportunity for students from Year 3, 4, 5 and 6 to put their Staying Positive and Problem Solving skills to the test with the support from professional business volunteers.

The Business:

Part of the Lloyds Banking Group, Lex Autolease is the UK’s leading fleet management specialist. Lex Autolease provide low cost car & vehicle leasing for businesses. Today’s venue; the Lex Autolease offices in Cheadle, Stockport.


The Challenge: Lend-a-Hand

The day started off with the students interviewing the volunteers to find out about their different roles, responsibilities and the Enterprise Skills required to do their jobs. Students then went on a tour of the premises, which allowed the teams to see the great variety of jobs available in the world of finance.
Taking on the role of Financial Advisors, students were given the task of advising a client to make sensible financial decisions for a range of different life events. Teams had to put their Problem Solving skills to the test to work out the pros and cons of different suggestions. Taking the priorities and needs of the client on board, teams then worked together to suggest the best possible course of action for their client. The teams’ Staying Positive skills were put to the test when they realised that decisions they had made earlier on were having an impact on the advice they were giving their client later in the day.
The day culminated in teams holding a budgeting meeting with the client to share their top tips and financial advice. Volunteers watched the meeting and used their expertise to judge which team had used their Problem Solving and Staying Positive skills to make the most sensible decisions along the way.

What they said:

  • “They’ve done so well today. There’s a fairly new EAL student who has engaged really well.” – Teacher
  • “The kids were amazing, their maths was incredible, I can’t believe some of the calculations they were doing.” – Volunteer
  • “My favourite bit was deciding which things to spend money on. We saved loads.” – Student
  • “I was really proud of my team working together and us staying positive.” – 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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