The Business Blog: Enterprisers

13 Mar

So, I’ve deleted some of my old posts, tidied up, done a bit of digital house-keeping and now I’m (almost) ready to rock ‘n’ roll. Well, to blog and blag anyway.

I have many failings, some of them, I’m all too painfully aware of but one of them is trying to do too much, too quickly, too often. I am interested in many things and soon get hooked in to something, especially if it’s new (and geeky). I am currently running four blogs, a website, four Twitter accounts, copious emails and underneath it all, I’m sure I still have a teaching job to do, and that of an assistant head no less!

Oh yes, I’m also a husband and dad to two! Whoop! Ok, you get the picture. Some of these mindless ramblings are going to be created over on the Diary of a Distressed Dad blog, just because… This blog, however, I intend to keep as educational as possible.

So, here we go: Today began the first day of our Enterprise Project. An annual event that the year sixes look forward to as much as the summer performance and endless games of rounders. The first year grouped 12 children, the second year: 16 and this year, 29 have thrown themselves into the mix. They will have to organise, prepare, run, be financially responsible and critique their stalls/newspapers/ICT tasks and teamwork as well as blog their individual thoughts on the Enterprise blog. Finally, they will have a formal interview with local businessmen (people).

Phew! A mammoth task considering the upcoming SATs, performances, arts week, transition and, of course, endless rounders.

Keep checking back to the blog(s) for more updates. Subscribe. Get involved.

If you’re interested in any of the Enterprise ideas, let me know, I can send over what I’m doing and you could try it out. The progress the children make in a handful of weeks is amazing 🙂










Posted by on March 13, 2012 in Edugeneral, Thoughts & Musings


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2 responses to “The Business Blog: Enterprisers

  1. Lula Garner

    March 14, 2012 at 12:03 pm

    If you want another viewpoint on enterprise leadership work at this age range – I was well impressed with Repton Primary’s ‘Futures Week’ model, their Head Clair Stones, speaks eloquently of the huge range of skills and experiences won by their young people through running an eco-recycled products or chocolate factory for example. All complete with MD, accounts Dept, marketing dept, health and safety team and possible investors touring and expecting sales projection reports before investing. An example of UFA strategies well embedded and well loved by a school community. Lula Garner, UFA National Team

    • *vv@[d®@m*

      March 14, 2012 at 2:14 pm

      Wow, that sounds great. Got a link for me, or is it just on their website?


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