A fantastic day at Abu Bakr Girl’s School in Walsall. We ran a Maths Challenge aimed at letting the pupils understand the importance of Maths in terms of school grades and future careers. One challenge involved them making a range of Maths shapes in 3d and then jazzing them up with a themes to present to the judging panel.
With only one hour to complete the activity from scratch, the girls used their teamwork and creativity skills to produce a range of brilliant ideas as shown below.
The Business Supporters and I enjoyed every minute of working with a group of talented and intelligent young people.
I had an excellent day with Cheslyn Hay High School Year 9s. The school is very big on giving pupils the opportunity to develop their business and social skills.
The pupils did an Intelligence Quiz and a mini-challenge to create an art installation to demonstrate the future of Cheslyn Hay. We then gave them a budget of £100k to develop any part of town into a Social Enterprise Business.
All pupils came up with great ideas and then presented them to a judging panel made up of local business representatives: Peter Cadman, Julie Lee and Tracey Wellings.There was a lot of ‘facing your fears’ as the pupils stood out front with a microphone in their hands and we ended up with fourteen superb presentations.
Young people developing the skills they’ll need for future success.
I’ll be back to see them again next year in Year 10!
It was great to have the opportunity to deliver a Modern Foreign Languages day to Year 9 pupils at Shire Oak Academy.
With my Business Supporters, Helen Gelsthorpe-Smith (Henn and Westwood), PSCO Bernie Craze (West Midlands Police), Glenys Price (Gap Language Services), Jacqui Pountney MBE (Walsall Equestrian Society) and Sam Samuels (HSBC Bank) I delivered a three hour session that gave information on the value of learning a language to future careers and asked the pupils to create and make presentations using as many languages as they could.
The pupils worked hard and producing amazing ideas. It was a great day and I hope many of the pupils choose a language as a GSCE option.
I’m pleased to announce that Education Business Ltd has gained the national Matrix Quality Award for providing Information, Advice and Guidance to young people in schools. We passed the rigorous assessment process and look forward to continuing our work in local schools
EBS Ltd gains Matrix Accreditation for Careers Information, Advice and Guidance
It’s great when you can have a positive impact on a young person’s life. Warren Lane attended one of my Business and Finance Apprenticeship Careers Sessions and made contact with Matt Franks from Gordon Franks Training. Following an interview, he has secured an Apprenticeship with Hart Recruitment in Walsall.
Mandy and Mark from NITP delivering an Information Technology Apprenticeship Careers Session at Aldridge School today.
A brilliant workshop at all levels; they learned about Apprenticeships, found out about professional qualifications and know how to apply for an IT Apprenticeship training programme. Top class careers advice in action.