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Tile Cross Academy
Unity Trust Bank
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Tile Cross Academy
Tile Cross Academy in East Birmingham began working with Enabling Enterprise in 2019, and are keen to ensure their students have opportunities to work creatively and collaboratively whilst using their essential skills. Today's enterprising challenge was a great chance for students to be focusing on developing their 'skills'.
Unity Trust Bank
Unity Trust Bank specialise in working with organisations and businesses that aim to create community, social or environmental benefit in a financially sustainable way. They seek to put social change at the heart of everything they do by offering specialist banking and finance to organisations that have a positive impact on their communities.
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.
These skills go a very long way. It is important that children are learning them from a young age,
Volunteer, Unity Trust Bank
I learnt that in business, communication and teamwork are important.
Year 9 Student, Tile Cross Academy
Every student aimed high and managed to speak confidently and clearly in front of the room.
Teacher, Tile Cross Academy