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Fryent Primary School
Brewin Dolphin London
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Fryent Primary School
Fryent Primary School is a large primary school, located in Brent. They have been working with the Skills Builder Partnership for a number of years. Back in school, all students from Nursery to Year 6 have the opportunity to develop skills through Challenge Days and Lesson Time Projects.
Brewin Dolphin London
Brewin Dolphin is one of the UK’s leading providers of personalised, discretionary wealth management services, offering investment management and financial planning services to investors and intermediaries. With origins dating back to the mid-18th century, they were one of the founding firms of the London Stock Exchange. They have 28 offices throughout the UK & Ireland and have a wealth of experience dealing with investment markets.
Invest for Success
From the moment they arrived, students were putting their essential skills into action. First of all by gathering as much information as they could about their hosts and the volunteers who were joining them for the day. Then, in teams, the students were set their Staying Positive challenge: to take on the role of Investment Bankers and help their clients make the most of their money. They began by researching their clients and the three companies they could invest in. Then, they made investment decisions and showed great resilience as they found out how their portfolio had done over time. They reflected on the decisions they had made and how they could keep going to try to make the biggest return for their clients. The day ended with a chance to share their achievements with a panel of volunteers. They reflected on how they had applied Staying Positive throughout the challenge and looked ahead to how they could apply this skill again in the future.
It's crucial to stay positive as it helps to make sure the team achieve their goal. There are lots of things you can do to keep positive like count to 10, speak to a friend or go for a walk if you feel stressed.
Student, Year 6
The students have had a great time and have been engaged throughout the day. The opportunity to work with volunteers from the business is brilliant and the students asked them some excellent questions.
Teacher, Fryent Primary
I've volunteered for these trips a few times and I've enjoyed it every time. The students are brilliant and seeing how they work with each other and develop their ideas is great.
Volunteer, Brewin Dolphin