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Enabling Enterprise

At Claremont Primary School part of our school vision is for children to become positive contributors to wider society. We work alongside an organisation called Enabling Enterprise to deliver an enterprise curriculum which helps our children to become rounded and successful. We want to do more to build our children’s enterprise skills, their understanding of the world of work and high aspirations. By preparing them for the world of work from an early age will enable them to understand that they have the potential to be anything they choose to be in the future. We are aware that we are preparing children for jobs and careers that may not even exist yet, but there are key skills they will need. These include: being creative; problem solving; aiming high; staying positive; listening and understanding; presenting; working in a team and leading. We implement the programme through whole school challenge days, where every year group works on the same project at their appropriate level.

To see how they got on on the latest project, CLICK HERE.

During other recent projects, students were set the challenge to set up a brand new society on a distant moon called Utopia. They applied their Problem Solving and Using Imagination to choose a space crew, design a new species of animal and build an entire city from scratch. At the end of the challenge, students worked together to rehearse and present a series of persuasive pitches to convince people that their ideas were the best in the galaxy!

To see how they got onCLICK HERE .

During the most recent General Election we took part in ‘A day in politics’ where every class had their own mini election campaign from deciding on their key policies to hustings to finally a party from each class being elected. Children developed their understanding of Democracy which is one of the “British Values”.

Over the academic year children will take part in different projects including: community café, brilliant books, active minds, food glorious food, going green and the big business challenge.

Click here for more information on Enabling Enterprise.

Brewin Dolphin

20 children from KS2 were picked to go on an “Enabling Enterprise” trip to Brewin Dolphin. Brewin Dolphin is an independently owned firm, listed on the London FTSE 250, and they are experienced in helping people think through the issues and opportunities that affect them to create financial plans and investment portfolios. The children from Claremont had fun looking around this organisation and then they learned about financial investments. They then worked in teams and decided which companies they would invest (pretend) money in. They were able to watch the performance of their investments on large computer screens. Some children were extremely enterprising and chose companies which made vast profits within an hour. However, the winning children weren’t those who made the most profit, but a team who made their decisions based on ethical and moral reasons. They refused to invest in a company who didn’t treat its employees fairly or respect them. Well done Claremont!