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Clifton Primary School
Societe Generale Equipment Finance Richmond
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Clifton Primary School
Clifton Primary School in Southall have been working with Enabling Enterprise since 2016. In school, students have been busy developing their Essential Skills by completing exciting Challenge Days such as ‘Operation: Moonbase‘, where they used their Leadership, Creativity and Teamwork skills to establish a new society. In class, they have been taking this development further by taking part in Lesson-Time Projects. Outside of school, students' trips to employers give them a fantastic opportunity to put these skills to good use once again with the help of professionals from the world of work.
Societe Generale Equipment Finance Richmond
Societe Generale Equipment Finance (SGEF) provides vendor and equipment finance to the full breadth of the business sector. SGEF is owned by Societe Generale, an international banking group headquartered in Paris, France. The team at SGEF based in Richmond specialise in a great variety of financing schemes for equipment, from the smaller loans they offer to sole traders to multi-million pound projects. As an organisation, they are able to give excellent insights into what it’s like to work in a multinational company within the financial sector.
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.
I enjoyed presenting- everyone in the audience was smiling and that gave me a boost.
Year 4 Pupil, Clifton Primary School
Today was brilliant- it has allowed the children to step out of their comfort zone. I am really proud of how confident they were in their pitches.
Teacher, Clifton Primary School
I liked how interactive the day was. The pupils' questions, ideas and pitches were brilliant.
Societé Generale Volunteer