The School:

Cardinal Wiseman School in Birmingham is in its first year working with Enabling Enterprise as part of a partnership with Newman University and the Aiming High Programme. Today’s challenge was a fantastic opportunity for students from Year 9 to put a set of eight Essential Skills to the test. Let’s find out how they got on…

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:

  • “It’s been an amazing day! The students really got stuck in and really enjoyed themselves. You could really see their team work skills improve through the day” – Teacher
  • “Today was amazing! We got to work with new people and develop a variety of important skills” – Year 9 Student
  • “I learnt how to work in a business team and understand all of the factors I need to consider – it was good fun too!” – Year 9 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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