John Perryn Primary School
From the London Borough of Ealing, John Perryn Primary School has been working with Enabling Enterprise since 2013 to develop a set of eight Essential Skills in their students. Over the year, students across the whole school will be developing their Essential Skills through Lesson-Time Projects as well as Challenge Days and Trips to Employers.
The Royal Sun Alliance Group (or RSA) is a British multinational general insurance company that has existed in the UK for over 300 years. With head offices in London, they are now the UK’s largest commercial insurance company with a Global Network that provides services for 17 million customers.
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.