Chester Blue Coat Church of England Primary School
Since 2018, Chester Blue Coat Church of England Primary School in Chester have been working with Enabling Enterprise to develop the essential skills of children from Reception to Year 6. Back in school, students have experienced Lesson-time projects and whole-school Challenge Days. Outside of the classroom, teams of students have built their aspirations through Business Trips.
Bank of America Chester
Bank of America is one of the world's largest financial institutions, serving individual consumers, small- and medium-sized businesses and large corporations with a full range of banking, investing, asset management and other financial and risk management products and services.
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.