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Enterprise week:Raising Money for charity, developing new skills and having fun

Enterprise week – Raising Money for charity, developing new skills and having fun

Wirral Hospitals’ School pupils enjoyed a challenging and rewarding Enterprise week. The week involved a whole host of activities delivered by teachers, local universities and colleges. The week culminated in a charity event for Children in Need. Here is a flavour of the activities students were involved in:

Monday

The theme for today was Teamwork with students working together to build the highest tower possible out of spaghetti and jelly babies. By working together, towers measuring over 1.5 metres were created. Students were then involved in physical teamwork challenges when they had to complete a series of tasks. The final task of the morning was deciding how they would “Fundraise for a Fiver”. Each form was given £5, from which they had to develop an enterprising idea to raise as much money as possible for Children in Need.

                                           

Tuesday

Tuesday’s focus was on Financial Literacy, with students taking part in a money quiz in which they had to think about their attitude to money and finance. This was followed by a session on negotiation, with students finding out about how one red paper clip was traded for a house! The students then applied what they had learned by trying out their negotiation skills in real life situations. Finally, students used this financial knowledge to calculate the finance element of their enterprise idea in the “Fundraise for a Fiver” challenge.

Wednesday

Wednesday looked at raising aspirations and next steps for students. Liverpool University gave a talk about life at university and answered a whole range of questions on finance, courses and social life at university. The students then learned about the careers of teaching staff before they became teachers and took part in discussions about the different skills staff had developed. Careers Connect also worked with students to think about the different options open to them after leaving school. Alongside this, the Year 11 students experienced mock interviews with representatives from local colleges. This was a chance for them to practice their interview skills before submitting their applications.

Thursday

Thursday had a focus on the importance of communication in the real world. Students were challenged to build a Lego set. However, they were split into two teams and sent into different rooms, with one team having the Lego and the other team having the instructions. They then had to communicate successfully to build the set. Students also continued to hear about the pre-teaching careers of staff and work on their “Fundraise for a Fiver” enterprise ideas.

                            

Friday

On Friday Key Stage 3 pupils took part in the Egg Cup Challenge. Students formed teams and set up a company making egg cups. They had to design and produce the egg cups as well as negotiate with suppliers to buy raw materials and sell the items they created. Students worked incredibly hard and put into practice all of the skills they had been developing throughout the week. Friday Lunchtime saw our catering students provide a business lunch to a selection of visitors from the Local Authority, Careers Connect, Governing body and local colleges. This was a huge success with many positive comments from our guests, not only on the high standard of food but also the confident and engaging attitude of our students. The week finished with a market place in the hall with pupils, parents, staff, governors and visitors able to visit the different student stalls which had been created as part of the “Fundraise for a Fiver” challenge. There was an impressive range of ideas ranging from cakes, tombola’s, chocolate fountains to throwing wet sponges at the Head Teacher! There was a fantastic atmosphere in the school, with students working together to develop new skills, have fun and raise a brilliant £425 for Children in Need.

  

 

  • Client Award
  • International School Award
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  • Fmsis
  • Healthy Schools
  • Eco-Schools Green Flag
  • Connexions
  • CEG Award
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