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Bowdon Enterprise Challenge

BCS was short-listed for the TES Enterprise and Community Award in 2014 for Enterprise Challenge.

Enterprise Challenge began in Bowdon Church School in 2012 and is one of the highlights of the children’s time here in BCS.  Over a 6 week period, the children in Year 6 take part in a series of workshops on core business and life skills, pitch ideas to angels for real money, produce and fulfil orders, culminating in a business fair for family, friends and the local community.  Not only does this bring their learning in primary school to life, giving every aspect of the curriculum real context, but it also instils important skills such as confidence, resilience, creativity and teamwork, whilst preparing them for the transition to secondary school.

Teamwork, Pitching, Selling in action

Teamwork, Pitching, Selling in action 1 Teamwork
Teamwork, Pitching, Selling in action 2 Brainstorming ideas
Teamwork, Pitching, Selling in action 3
Teamwork, Pitching, Selling in action 4 Pitching ideas
Teamwork, Pitching, Selling in action 5 The Angels
Teamwork, Pitching, Selling in action 6 Sales in action
Teamwork, Pitching, Selling in action 7 Market Stall - Community Crops
Teamwork, Pitching, Selling in action 8 Local guide book
Teamwork, Pitching, Selling in action 9 Models on the Catwalk
Teamwork, Pitching, Selling in action 10 Business Fair
Teamwork, Pitching, Selling in action 11 Overall winner 2013 - Just Jokin'

The children are rewarded for their effort throughout the project, with prizes at the end of the challenge for most profit, best teamwork, most engaging marketing material, highest volume of sales, best community engagement etc.  All children quickly learn that there is a direct correlation between effort and reward, with winners going to Downing St in London, Blackpool Pleasure Beach, BBC Media City and The Apple Store for video workshops to name but a few prizes. 

If you can assist with the provision of prizes, we are always eager to give the children new and exciting experiences.  Please get in touch and let us know how you can help…