Enterprise Week

What is Enterprise Week?

Enterprise Week, part of Global Entrepreneurship Week, is a national celebration of enterprise with thousands of events and activities happening across the UK.

Enterprise week at WSBE

As a business and enterprise specialist school; Writhlington run a range of activities throughout the week and all students from year 7 to 11 take part. The week is organised and run by a member of the Business and Enterprise department.

The weeks activities

Years 7-9

Range of fun, interactive, competitive and exciting activities run by Bright Futures. Bright Futures and The World of Enterprise Experience were created to give young people a brighter future. The aim is to educate young people concentrating on essential life skills, to make them aware of opportunities available to them and give them the confidence to make the most of any situation.

The focus was very heavily on individuals taking control of their own futures.

Year 7 - Skills2succeed

Key skills for success can be developed in school at the earliest stage. The skills2succeed programme is aimed at the younger students, introducing key interpersonal skills to prepare them for their journey through secondary school.

Year 8 - Enterprise experience

An exciting programme jam packed with activity based learning. Students will gain a detailed insight to the real world of social and commercial enterprise. This programme develops enterprising skills required in school, work and life. The enterprise experience includes high quality audio visuals and is an excellent platform for developing enterprise in students.

Year 9 - Study skills

The study skills programme is modular and concentrates on maximising potential through independent study techniques and focus. The content is tailored to suit the audience and ranges from high level memory techniques to basic revision planning ready for SATS tests.

For more information visit; http://www.worldofenterprise.co.uk

Year 10

Green Dragons run by Bright Green Enterprise

Bright Green Enterprise run high impact events which place an emphasis on social and environmental enterprise, helping students to develop an enterprising attitude and an awareness of their impact on the world. Led by inspirational presenters, the events build on key skills such as teamwork, communication, presentation skills and confidence. Students are engaged in exciting business challenges, providing them with a hands-on experience of enterprise in line with the QCA framework on WRL.

Dragonís Den meets the Inconvenient Truth in this high-impact and fast-paced enterprise challenge day. Students are challenged to invent or innovate an environmentally-friendly product. Working in teams of eight, they complete core missions, each one building on the last, culminating in the teams presenting their ideas before the Green Dragons.

For more information visit; http://www.brightgreenenterprise.com

Year 11

Stock Market Challenge run by 10 Lane Learning.

Stock Market Challenge is an interactive, experiential learning tool which brings the unique intensity and excitement of a live trading floor into the classroom. Students, working in teams, buy and sell as if they are market traders or fund managers on a real stock exchange trading floor or dealing room. This unique collaborative learning resource has been designed to assist the development of four cross-curricular areas: skills, enterprise, financial capability and work-related learning. The fact that the game is simulated and time-pressured makes the learning experience effective and rewarding, and it enhances the development of skills such as team-working and communication.

Run this year for the first time in the atrium of the new school.

For more information about the day visit; http://www.stockmarketchallenge.co.uk

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