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Students from Primrose Hill Community Primary School in Kings Norton took on the Christmas Card Challenge at Bromford Group today. Following some fun warm up games and an introduction to the work of the major housing association, the students got straight to the task of setting up a Christmas Card production company.
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Bridging the Gap at IBM

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Our first event at IBM helped Year 12 Business students from Cardinal Pole School get a glimpse of life at the global company. With the help of IBM volunteers, the students found out more about the history and current activities of IBM and about the many opportunities for young people to get involved.
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It was a great pleasure to visit Plaistow Primary School in Newham on Thursday 1st December and see students make their final presentations. Year 4 have been following our Trash to Treasure Module which challenges students to work together to design and create an environmentally friendly toy over a ten week period.
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Societe Generale in Tower Hill was certainly the fitting venue for this trading challenge. After some energetic warm up games and introductions from business volunteers, students from Canon Barnett Primary School, Grange Primary and Downsell Primary School joined mixed teams and got straight down to business.
Working to tight deadlines and initially only with a [...]

Launching our Impact Report

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Today marked the launch of our Impact Report for 2010-2011. This is an assessment of the impact and reach that Enabling Enterprise had over the course of the last academic year. Information was gathered from students and teachers who have been involved in our programmes, and was then used to identify how students’ [...]

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On Friday 25th November, Year 5 students from Plaistow Primary School in Newham got a glimpse of life at top law firm Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP. Having quizzed volunteers about their work and tested their skills in a game of Zip Zap Boing, students began to plan their strategy for the task ahead – to [...]

Events galore at PWC

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Events galore this week with PWC offices in Uxbridge and Charing Cross hosting challenges (not to mention the one in Birmingham) with fantastic support from their volunteers.

Up in Uxbridge a class of Year 8 Abbotsfield students showed us how teamwork really should be done! Starting off the day with an already impressive knowledge of what [...]

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Enabling Enterprise and City and Islington College both had a fantastic time at the first Argent event on Wednesday. Responsible for the 10-year King’s Cross redevelopment project, Argent gave the students fantastic insight into the complexities of such a process.

Making use of the engineering background most of the volunteers admitted to, the students were then [...]

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It was great to visit Reaside Junior School in the Frankley area of Birmingham on Thursday 24th November. Over the last two days, Year 6 students had completed our Maths and Enterprise Challenge. Students needed to launch a new brand of chocolate, complete with unique packaging, posters and an advert. Using their numeracy skills, teams [...]

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Students from Manchester Enterprise Academy and Our Lady’s High School came together at the grand offices of PwC in Manchester city centre. Working in small, mixed age teams students got to know their PwC helpers before the main challenge of the day was revealed – to build a prototype bridge at least one metre long!
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