The School:

Grendon Primary School are is in their fourth year working with Enabling Enterprise. Back in school, students have been busy developing their Enterprise Skills by taking part in the Greetings Card Challenge. Today’s trip was a fantastic opportunity for students from Year 4 and 5 to put their Listening Carefully and Using Imaginationskills to the test with the support from student ambassador volunteers.

The Business:

Newman University is an inclusive Catholic university with smaller than average class sizes, an interactive teaching style and outstanding graduate employment. Founded in 1968 and based 8 miles south west of Birmingham city centre, the University offers degrees in teacher education and a broad range of human and social sciences.

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 see the great variety of jobs people do on site to keep everything running smoothly.
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 student ambassadors from the University, designed to persuade prospective future students to study at their Uni-que University.

What they said:

  • “The day was very well structured and delivered with lots of energy. All children were engaged and encouraged to remain on task making lots of progress as they worked collaboratively in teams to complete the challenge.” – Teacher, Grendon Primary School
  • “The day was very creative allowing pupils to develop their teamwork and problem-solving skills. This was something I had not experienced before and I found it really enjoyable.” – Student Volunteer, Newman University
  • “I really liked taking on different roles in my team and learning about all of the different things you can learn at university.” – Year 4 pupil, Grendon Primary School
  • “We all took turns at being the leader and the tour of the university was great!” – Year 4 pupil, Grendon Primary School

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

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