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Queen's Park High School
RSA Manchester
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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.
RSA Manchester
RSA is one of the world’s leading multinational quoted insurance groups. We provide insurance and risk management for businesses and individuals across the globe. Focusing on general insurance, we have around 23,000 employees worldwide.
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.
On tourListening
This is much better than being in school! We're learning about things that matter in the real world, like business terms and how to do things.
Year 9 student
The children enjoyed their day and got a lot out of it.
The students who took part did so with confidence, passion, and professionalism. I was impressed that so many who told me they wouldn't speak ended up not only speaking, but doing a great job of it. I felt very proud of them!
RSA Volunteer