January 2017 Enterprise Week was a great success! Our Career's Fair was organised Mrs Milner who for the first time this year invited both companies and parents to join in. We were delighted when parents accepted our invitation and inspired our children by telling them about their chosen career and answered questions. Our parent stalls included: photography, nuclear power industry safety and inspection and electrical engineering and project management.
The police and Harry Fairclough's (our builders) were represented alongside the NHS and a hat designer! A rich and varied selection of stalls - opening our children's eyes to a variety of career opportunities for the children to aspire towards.
All our children were fabulously behaved, very polite and friendly - as usual! They thoroughly enjoyed the experience.
As well as the fabulous Career's Fair, the children worked hard to produce their own products that could be sold for charity.
MPloy workers Lauren, Norma and Tina worked in School with our KS2 children. They showed the children how to work as a team - each in their different roles - to design and make their products, ready for sale. Of course the children had to make sure that they made a profit so that they could donate that to charity. All of the teams from each class then had to put forward their own sales 'pitch' so that they could hopefully persuade their teacher that they should represent their class in the overall competition for the best product, design and advertising pitch.
On Friday January 13th, 2017 all of KS2 met together in the hall to listen to all of the classes' advertising pitches. These were then judged by local employers from O2 and Widnes Housing Trust which was organised by Tina.
The designs and products were amazing and the pitches were excellent! It was a hard fought competition as each class had done an amazing job. The children had worked extremely hard to produce the most fabulous products and their sales pitches were of an excellent standard using technology, advertising slogans, posters and most importantly a sense of humour!
A huge well done to all the children and teachers for their fabulous work - all from recycled products. The overall winners were Class 6DD with their hand made books.
Other photographs of Key Stage 2 children
Not forgetting KS1 and EYFS!!!
The children in KS1 and EYFS were also busy during Enterprise Week learning about money and how to make a profit. In EYFS and Year 1 they were busy making gingerbread men and crispy cakes while in Year 2 the children made some fabulous pencil toppers.
Enterprise Week 2015
During the week beginning 18th May 2015, our school focused on 'Enterprise'. They found out what 'enterprise' means, studied different entrepeneurs and, through a number of different visitors, found out about opportunities that they could aspire to. Here are some of the activities that the children enjoyed.
Year 6 'Time for a Change' - Working as teams to design and present a 'pitch' for a product.
Year 6 at the 'Careers Fayre'.