Gilbertstone Primary School
Gilbertstone Primary School in South Yardley, Birmingham have worked in close partnership with Enabling Enterprise over 5 years now and have been determined to ensure their curriculum is full of engaging and purposeful learning activities which promote the development of essential skills. During this academic year pupils from EYFS to Year 6 have been developing their Essential Skills through participation in termly Lesson Time Projects and a whole school Challenge Day earlier in the academic year. Older students have had opportunities to visit several of our Business Partners.
Aon is a global professional services firm that advises clients on the topics of risk and people. The company is a provider of risk management, insurance and reinsurance brokerage, human resource solutions and outsourcing services. It employs 72,000 people in 500 offices in more than 120 countries and has its headquarters in London. Until 2014 Aon was the principal partner and global shirt sponsor of the Premier League team Manchester United F.C.
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.