The School:

Priestmead Primary School are in their third year working with Enabling Enterprise. Back in school, students have been busy developing their Enterprise Skills by piecing together clues in order to catch the ‘Sugar Snatcher’, notorious for stealing chocolate from Harrow schools! Today’s trip was a fantastic opportunity for students from Year 5 to put their Sharing Ideas skills to the test with the support from professional business volunteers.

The Business:

Save the Children run world-class programmes to save children’s lives and challenge world leaders to keep to their promises to give children a brighter future. They work in more than 120 countries, including the UK. Today, Priestmead students were joined by Julie, Isla and Hannah who helped them understand more about the work of Save the Children and how they use skills such as Sharing Ideas in their roles.

The Challenge: Spread the Word

Today the students were tasked with the job of learning all about what the charity Save the Children do, and helping them to Spread the Word and tell the local community all about it. 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 charity sector.
Students put all this research and knowledge into designing a mascot that would represent Save the Children and promote the fantastic work they do internationally. Finally, it was time for the teams to write, direct and star in their own news casts spreading the word on the work done by Save the Children. The pupils took on the roles of news anchors, correspondents and charity employees to help explain the many ways in which children and families are supported globally. The Save the Children employees were super impressed with how maturely they conveyed the message and purpose of the charity and found it really tricky to pick a winning team.

What they said:

  • “This has been truly amazing! I am so proud of how they stood up there and confidently presented to a room of adults.” – Teacher
  • “I never did anything like this at school. This is such a valuable experience. I think all school learning should take place in this real-world type setting.” – Volunteer
  • “Today, when I was getting ready to present, I had a nervous feeling in my tummy, but the more I practiced, that went away and I felt more confident.” – Student
  • “I am proud of how we worked together as a team. We all shared our ideas and our mascot has something we each thought of on it.” – 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

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