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St Paul's CE Primary School
Mercia Technologies PLC
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St Paul's CE Primary School
St Paul's CE Primary School, Warwickshire is supporting their students to develop the eight Essential Skills through teacher training and making use of the various teaching and learning resources available on the Skills Builder Hub.
Mercia Technologies PLC
Mercia Technologies is one of the leading investment businesses in UK technology, specialising in the commercialisation of pioneering businesses across exciting growth sectors in which deep expertise is held.
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.
Children exploring the wider world of work.Students preparing their pitches.
What a fabulous and worthwhile experience for the children: seeing a real work place environment; talking with impressive, friendly volunteer employees; practising practically some essential skills, and having a brilliant time learning.
Assistant Headteacher, St Pauls CE Primary School
Today we used lots of our skills: we had to use listening when we were talking in our teams and we had to show leadership by helping our teams come to decisions.
Year 6 Student, St Paul's CE Primary School
Today went above and beyond our expectations. The day was structured really well and paced just right for the children.
Volunteer, Mercia Technologies