The School: St Cuthbert’s and The First Martyrs’ Catholic Primary School

St Cuthbert’s and The First Martyrs’ Catholic Primary School in Bradford have worked with Enabling Enterprise since 2016. They have previously developed their Essential Skills through taking part in our ‘Operation: Moonbase‘. Today it was the turn of students from Years 4 & 5 to show they were fantastic at Working in a Team and Aiming High even outside the confines of the classroom.

The Business: RSA, Halifax

The Royal Sun Alliance Group (or RSA) is a British multinational general insurance company that has existed in the UK for over 300 years. With head offices in London, they are now the UK’s largest commercial insurance company with a Global Network that provides services for 17 million customers.

The Challenge: Lend-A-Hand

The challenge for today was all about the world finance. They began by learning about the work RSA do and how insurance works. The students proved that they were Listening Carefully as they interviewed the RSA volunteers and confidently fed back on the exciting things they had learned such as what qualifications they had, the Essential Skills they use in their day-to-day jobs, and why they liked working at RSA. With a newly gained understanding of why managing your money is so important, the pupils undertook a lifestyle quiz and worked together to see if they could stay on budget whilst also spending their money on things they enjoyed. It was great to hear them Sharing Ideas about how to get the most for their cash. Finally, it was time for the pupils to practise their Creativity and Leadership skills in order to take on the role of financial advisors and help the O’Mooney family make smart money decisions!


The Results:

The students proved their Problem Solving and Staying Positive skills were top notch throughout the day as they tackled each new challenge with gusto. By the time it came to present back to the judges, the students were ready and eager to explain what they had learnt and how much they had enjoyed being at RSA the post room and “Team Scrums” were a huge hit!

What they said:

  • “I was so impressed by their Listening Carefully skills today. There was no arguing and they listened to each other so nicely.” – Teacher, St Cuthbert’s and The First Martyrs’ Catholic Primary School
  • “I wasn’t sure what to expect today, but every pupil blew me away! Every student played such a big role. It was lovely to see that they picked up on why RSA is such a great place to work.” – Volunteer, RSA
  • “We normally fall out when we do work like this, but today we didn’t – we made sure we included everyone and we compromised.” – Student, St Cuthbert’s and The First Martyrs’ Catholic Primary School
  • “I’m usually really shy and nervous about speaking in front of the class, but I did it today. It’s true, if you smile whilst you present you feel less nervous!” – Student, St Cuthbert’s and The First Martyrs’ Catholic Primary School

Thanks to RSA for such a great trip day, and to Years 4 and 5 from St Cuthbert’s and The First Martyrs’ Catholic Primary School for coming along.

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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