The School:

Broadfields is in its second year working with Enabling Enterprise. Recently, students were busy developing their Enterprise Skills by visiting top international bank Societe General to work on a finance challenge with the support of professional volunteers. Today’s challenge was a fantastic opportunity for students from Year 6 to put their Enterprise Skills to the test in preparation for the move to secondary school.

The Challenge: Business in a Day

Students became entrepreneurs for the day by competing in teams to set up a company selling merchandise for an event of their choice. Students needed to demonstrate that they were Working in a Team during their whirl-wind tour of business and set of mini-challenges. Students were also Using Imagination when they formed their own company and designed a new range of products and Problem Solving was paramount when they manufactured prototypes to show off their creative ideas. Teams were excited to promote their company through creating a logo and a slogan. The challenge culminated with teams Sharing Ideas for their new companies and then voting for the business they liked best. The best three teams then took part in a Dragons Den style pitch with the Head Teacher and other distinguished guests giving feedback and grilling them on their business decisions.

What they said:

  • “I have been really impressed by all the productivity today and the children have spoken extremely articulately about their ideas” – Head Teacher
  • “All the teams have worked incredibly well together today” – Teacher
  • “The skills that we have been using today will definitely help us when we move up to secondary school ” – Student
  • “I want to start up my own business now!” – 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

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