All In For Enterprise Education

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Feb2014 07
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Forestdale is one of our Partner Primary schools. Enabling Enterprise projects are integrated in their learning schedule for every year group and students regularly go on trips to top businesses. Senior Associate Mike Zatyka caught up with Headteacher Rebecca Foster and Deputy Head Molly Graham to get their perspective on the EE Partner School Package.

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Students from Forestdale and Audley primary Schools came together at The University of Birmingham to put their enterprise skills to the test. Each school selected students from Years 3, 4, 5 and 6 and EE ensured each team had a mix of students from both schools so that no one was in a team of [...]

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Having been working with Heartlands Academy for a few years now, I was excited to welcome this year’s Business Ambassadors to the prestigious offices of PwC in Birmingham City Centre. This talented group of Year 10 students are getting stuck into the Big Business Challenge lesson-time project which will see them running their own [...]

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Finding out about the Birmingham Chamber of Commerce
The day started with an introduction to the Chamber and the kind of things that member businesses might need help with such as setting up in a new country. Students found out that about the numerous teams that work at the BCC, such as the International and Policy [...]

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The Snack Stop
In the grand old banking hall at the head office of Wragge and Co. Birmingham, students from Topcliffe and Fairway primary schools came together to expand their enterprise skills. Volunteers from Wragge and Co. joined the teams to lend their expertise and varied skill sets to the tasks of the day. After interviewing [...]

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‘I feel that in a small way this trip helps to get youngsters enthused about the business world and they will remember the experience of a real life business for years to come’ mused Jason Wouhra, Director at East End Foods in Birmingham after spending the day with Wychall Primary students.
The Eye-Opening and Stomach-Rumbling Tour
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Expert Advice to Launch Design Company
Students at Wychall Primary school in Kings Norton held a video conference with Birmingham-based marketing company Branch Martin Spicer to get some top tips before their Design Company lesson-time project.
Over the next few weeks the Year 4 students will be diving into the world of branding and using their [...]

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Immersion
Year 3 at Wychall Primary School in South Birmingham kicked of their Trash to Treasure project in style. Before diving into the challenge of designing and building a new toy, made from recycled materials, students wanted to find out about engineering and manufacturing from an expert. To ensure their project got off to a flying [...]

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Welcome to the Young Foundation
It was a pleasure to welcome Year 12 students from Leyton Sixth Form College (LSC) to the former residence of serial social entrepreneur Lord Michael Young, now the home of the Young Foundation and Enabling Enterprise.

For some of the students this was a prize for coming up with the best project [...]

Reflections on Work Experience

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Oct2013 03
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Education Associate Mike Zatyka asks what work experience should really do for our young people.
With youth unemployment approaching one million and businesses facing a widening mismatch between the skills of their work force and the skills businesses need for strong growth, the focus on how we prepare our young people for work has never been [...]

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