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Business Studies and Enterprise

Discussion in 'Business studies' started by mystique_scarlet2006, Jan 28, 2012.

  1. I am the PSHCE and Enterprise Co-Ordinator for an 11-16 all girls school in a deprive suburb of Birmingham
    As part of my role, my SMT has asked me to run and co-ordinate an Enterprise Week across the whole school. The main aim would be to promote Enterprise opportunities as well as making links between Enterprise and curriculum based subjects.
    I was just wondering if anyone had any creative or unusual ideas of links I could make between Enterprise and Business Studies as part of a lesson? I am hoping to provide some suggested lesson ideas that teachers could use through the week, and any ideas would be GREATLY appreicated!!!!
  2. revisionstation

    revisionstation New commenter

    <font size="1">Hi</font>

    <font size="1">I work at an indi
    school in Nottingham. We ran an International Enterprise day that had a week of
    activities leading up top it.</font>

    We divided the
    whole school into house teams across the years. We had an assembly where the
    team captains came out to the front and selected envelopes with their country
    in; India, Italy, Australia, Ireland, Mexico, France and Spain. Groups then had
    a week to come up with a selection of foods from that country and crafts also a
    game that was related to the country. They also had to create costumes that
    were authentic, the sombreros for Mexico were stunning!

    The results were
    amazing, we had stalls on the final day in a marquee in the grounds and invited
    all the parents. The band played American songs and there was an American bbq.
    All staff had to wear clothes from their home country and we are quite a multi
    cultural staff so had some great costumes. Even the school receptioninst had a t-shirt with welcome to Skegness as she is from that area.

    Each team had to
    sell and market their stall to get customers to buy. They had a small budget and had to buy all
    their goods and work out cash flow, spreadsheets and profit. The team with the most profit at the end of the
    day won a trophy plus we had awards for best costume, best stall, best game
    etc. All money raised went into a
    central pot for the school towards D&T materials.

    In the week
    before hand the groups all worked on their marketing and designed their
    stalls., Each team were given time off timetable and an ordinary school room
    table each. If you e-mail me directly revisionstation@hotmail.co.uk<font size="1"> I can send you some pictures of the day. They gained a lot of teamwork skills, money
    handling skills, creativity and entrepreneurial skills, marketing knowledge
    plus all the workings out. Staff were
    assigned on a rota basis to revolve round the groups so they were all neutral. </font>

    Hope that helps


    Sarah Hilton

  3. We have done similar in the past - a really good resource that you can buy is The Chip Shop Challenge. We were a language college and it combined the specialisms. Students have to work together to create promotional items for a British CHip Shop that is expanding across Europe. They have a fixed budget and must buy and sell materials in Euros and Pounds. Really enjoyable days activity.

    http://enterprisedays.co.uk/chipshopchallenge.aspx for the link to the resource.

    Ask me any questions.

    It was lot of work - we didn't do it last year but talking to my sixth formers recently they remembered doing it in year 9 and loved it.
  4. mattbazza

    mattbazza New commenter

    that site is riddled with spelling errors, are the resources any good?

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