Christ Church School
Christ Church School in Brick Lane, London, have been part of The Skills Builder Partnership since 2012. Students have been working together to develop their eight Essential Skills using Challenge Days, Lesson Time Projects and Skills Video activities in class and trips to employers around London.
LGT Vestra LLP is an employee-owned wealth investment management company. The firm also provides financial planning services to its clients. It provides its services to individuals, corporations, charities, trusts, and financial intermediaries.
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.