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Grendon Primary School
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Aon Birmingham
Event date:  
2019-07-12
Grendon Primary School
Located in Birmingham, Grendon Primary School have been working with Enabling Enterprise since 2014, and are keen to ensure children across the school have opportunities to work creatively and collaboratively whilst using their essential skills. Today's enterprising challenge was a great chance for everyone to be focusing on developing their 'skills'.
Aon Birmingham
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.
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.
The whole day has been the best but my favourite part was solving problems as a team when we had to reduce our shopping list.
Students
An excellent day for our students. It's important for them to be able to visit a real business and work on their skills on a challenge like this.
Teacher
It's been very rewarding to work with the students today. I was amazed at how creative their business ideas were and how they took inspiration from their environment.
Volunteer