Reach Out does STEM with Business and Enterprise 2017
With emphasis on food technology, children would develop team and leadership skills; think critically and apply evocative language, attempt difficult formulas used in business, adapt to changing circumstances and prepare professional selling pitches.
The immediate beneficiaries were participating partner schools, NGHS student volunteers and staff, made up of teachers, support staff, SLT and governors.
Business and Enterprise is a popular event on our partnership calendar and more schools have expressed interest in offering wider design and STEM based provision to KS2 pupil premium pupils.
We have received excellent feedback from our participating partner schools. Benefits to children include: "Team work; Confidence building, team work, enjoyment; new ideas; expressing creativity and learning about the basic components of running a business; They gained better understanding about financial aspects of business."
Benefits to attending partner school staff include: "New experience; Discovering areas of talent that you hadn't previously seen in your children; new ideas; Interacting with the children in ways beyond those we can access in the classroom environment; Being able to observe children working with real scenarios and overcome issues."
Benefits to NGHS students include: "Very rewarding. Improved my social skills with children. Improved my confidence; Communicating and working with children of younger ages, which is something I don't often do. Also the organisation skills we needed when helping out and ensuring everything ran smoothly. I really enjoyed the event."
Benefits to NGHS staff include: "Appreciating the different levels of creativity and engagement across the teams; I felt I benefitted from the day as it was a change to my normal role and it was really great to work with the children and see what amazing products they designed."
90 boys and girls from Years 4 and 5 across 15 schools.