Yr 8 students participated in an enterprise workshop led by Carole Richards from Northumberland Education Business Partnership and supported by 5 local employers.
The aim of this activity is to encourage business awareness.
This activity allows the students to develop their:-
Problem solving skills,
Time management skills,
Team building skills.
The children are asked to take on the role of an adult working in the manufacturing sector. In teams, using the employability skills listed above they compete to produce a product, market the product and using presentation skills they ‘sell’ their product.
Working with ‘real employers’ gives the students a better awareness of the skills employers look for when employing new staff.