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The Winns Primary School
Societe Generale Exchange House
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The Winns Primary School
From the London Borough of Waltham Forest, The Winns has been working with Enabling Enterprise since 2015 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.
Societe Generale Exchange House
Societe Generale is a French multinational banking and financial services company head-quartered in Paris. They are one of the largest European financial services groups. As a universal bank, Societe Generale not only offers Retail Banking in France but also International Banking, Financial Services and Corporate and Investment Banking, 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.
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Leadership, Presenting, Teamwork and Creativity
I'm blown away by each group's ideas and presentations - I could never have done something like this at their age! They've done an amazing job.
Volunteer, Societe Generale
Today we've practised lots of skills and my team used our Creativity, Problem Solving, Leadership and Presenting skills the most. You really can't do all the work on your own!
Year 5 Student, The Winns
I'm really proud of the children today and the volunteers have been great - really supportive and engaging with every student.
Teacher, The Winns Primary