Enterprise education is an essential part of the primary curriculum and many classroom activities provide opportunities for children to apply their entrepreneurial skills in exciting and practical ways.
Taking part in the national competition will help your pupils to become Enterprise Troopers and to:
reflect on their own particular strengths, interests and aspirations;
have a can-do attitude and the drive to make ideas happen;
be skilled in getting on with people, influencing, negotiating and contributing to a team approach;
be creative, innovative, and take imaginative approaches to problem solving.
Crucially they will be able to describe how they have developed and used their entrepreneurship skills, and why these characteristics are important.
A central aim of the national primary competition is to encourage schools to recognise and build upon their existing good practice. The competition resources, enterprise activities and support materials are designed to complement the work you are already doing to encourage your pupils to behave in an entrepreneurial way.
The activities will really enhance learning across the curriculum, helping your pupils to apply their literacy and numeracy skills in real-life contexts. To help with curriculum planning, each competition learning activity has links with:
The National Literacy and Numeracy Framework
The Foundation Phase Framework for Children’s Learning in Wales
National Curriculum subject requirements
PSE, ICT and Curriculum Cymreig
…. as well as the Entrepreneurship ACRO characteristics.
The competition enterprise activities have been designed to be integrated into the curriculum in the most appropriate way to meet the needs of your school. The emphasis is on flexibility.
The competition ideas and activities will help your pupils, to develop the confidence and drive to put their entrepreneurial ideas into action, and turn their ambitions and aspirations into real achievements.
The Enterprise Troopers are based on the ACRO model of entrepreneurship, the four key characteristics of entrepreneurial behaviour:
Attitude: Understanding self and motivation, setting and achieving goals
Creativity: Generating ideas, solving problems and creating opportunities
Relationships: Expressing views and ideas, appreciating others’ viewpoints and working co-operatively
Organisation: Ability to make decisions and fulfill objectives