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Audley Primary School
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Unity Trust Bank
Event date:  
2019-07-02
Audley Primary School
Audley primary school in Birmingham have been working with Enabling Enterprise since 2013, and are keen to ensure children across the school have opportunities to work creatively and collaboratively whilst using their essential skills. Today's enterprising challenge was a great chance for everyone to be focusing on developing their 'skills'.
Unity Trust Bank
Unity Trust Bank specialise in working with organisations and businesses that aim to create community, social or environmental benefit in a financially sustainable way. They seek to put social change at the heart of everything they do by offering specialist banking and finance to organisations that have a positive impact on their communities.
Pitch Perfect
The students started their day by meeting volunteers and learning about their hosts before touring the premises to get a better picture of what working there is like. Then they worked in teams to understand how banks can support businesses with their finances and started their challenge for the day. Their challenge was to secure a loan for a new business venture of their devising before running the initial set up of the business. The teams really had to demonstrate their Leadership and Presenting skills throughout the challenge, but especially at the end of the day when they presented their achievements back to a panel of volunteers.
The trip was an enjoyable, inspiring experience for all children who took part. It gave an opportunity for children to learn the real world of business. Thank you!
Teacher, Audley Primary School
During making our business we had to work together and stay positive when things didn't go right. We didn't refuse to help when our ideas didn't get chosen.
Year 5 Student, Audley Primary School
It's clearly important to practise these skills even at this young age. The day was pitched just right and I thoroughly enjoyed it.
Volunteer, Unity Trust Bank.