The School:

King Edward VI School is in their first year working with Enabling Enterprise. Students in Year 10 have been developing their essential skills through our Lesson Time Projects. Today’s challenge was a fantastic opportunity for students from Year 9 to put their Enterprise Skills to the test.

The Challenge: Chocolate Challenge

Over the course of the day, students were Working in a Team as product developers for a new chocolate company. They were set the challenge of Aiming High to develop a new box of chocolates that appealed to the teenage market. They learnt about a number of business ideas such as profit, opportunity and cost as well as a range of different marketing strategies. Throughout the challenge, the teams were able to apply their Enterprise Skills to a series of business related challenges linked to starting a new company. At the end of the day, their Presenting was put to the test when they were Sharing Ideas in front of their peers and teachers.

What they said:

  • “A really fast paced and enjoyable day. It was great to see all of the boys so engaged in the challenge throughout the day.” – Teacher
  • “I greatly enjoyed the day, it was good to build skills that we are not usually able to in a normal school day.” – Student
  • “It was good to have the opportunities to work in a team with people I would not normally work with” – 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 enablingenterprise.org

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