London Enterprise Challenge

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Nov2010 24

Fifty students from three London schools came together this Tuesday for a day full of excitement and energy as they tackled the Enabling Enterprise Christmas Card Challenge. Students from Haberdashers’ Askes’ Knights Academy, Longford Community School and Greenford High School learnt about the processes involved in running a micro-business, but more importantly, they had the chance to prove their teamwork, organisation and communication skills.

The Enabling Enterprise Christmas Card Challenge
The task at hand was to design a top-selling range of festive cards. Teams had to budget and barter to buy items from the Materials Shop using our very own currency, the Enabling Enterprise Dollar. After setting up an efficient production line, each card then had to be sold on to the scrutinising Judging Panel who paid according to the quality of each card.

Although some students initially struggled with budgeting and others were a bit shy of their new team members at the beginning, every team managed to turn their start up cash into an effective little production line.

The Importance of Teamwork
Before the overall winning team was announced, the teams rounded off the day by presenting what they had learned from the experience. What all the students emphasised was the importance of teamwork in getting the job done, demonstrating that successful entrepreneurship is all about working well with others rather than going it alone.

The Enabling Enterprise Team were really impressed by the students’ presentations and great teamwork. Thanks to all our volunteers, teachers and the students themselves for making the day such a success!

The photos (clockwise from top left):
- Students get to know each other through our Warm Up Games
- Piles of our Enabling Enterprise Dollars
- A student checks out the prices of our products at the Materials Shop
- One Team gives their presentation
- Students form their Production Line to make their festive cards

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