Queen's Park High School
Since 2016, Queens Park High School in Chester have been working closely with Enabling Enterprise to build the skills, aspirations and experiences of their students. Generously supported by Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Queens Park run Whole School Challenge Days and Business Trips for their own students as well as running Challenge Days and Trips for students from local primary schools, readying them for the big step into secondary education.
Bank of America Chester
Bank of America is one of the world's largest financial institutions, serving individual consumers, small- and medium-sized businesses and large corporations with a full range of banking, investing, asset management and other financial and risk management products and services.
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.