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The Alderton Junior School
Brewin Dolphin London
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The Alderton Junior School
Alderton Junior School has been working with Enabling Enterprise since 2014 to develop a set of eight Essential Skills in their students. Over the years, students across the whole school have been developing their Essential Skills through Lesson-Time Projects as well as Challenge Days and Trips to Employers.
Brewin Dolphin London
Brewin Dolphin is one of the UK’s leading providers of personalised, discretionary wealth management services, offering investment management and financial planning services to investors and intermediaries. With origins dating back to the mid-18th century, they were one of the founding firms of the London Stock Exchange. They have 28 offices throughout the UK & Ireland and have a wealth of experience dealing with investment markets.
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.
I learnt that in businesses, it is important to share ideas.
Year 5 pupil
The children pushed themselves outside of their comfort zone. I saw really engaging presentations.
Brewin Dolphin Volunteer
I felt the children aimed high and tried their best with their pitches. They were amazing. I am so proud of them.
Teacher, The Alderton Junior School