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 enablingenterprise.org

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