Year 9 students at Cromwell Community College, Chatteris, took part in a World of Enterprise Day which was organised as part of the Fenland Enterprise in Education project. The project is now run by The Skills Service and aims to bring employers into contact with school students to give them an insight into the world of work.
During the day, 186 students did several business and manufacturing tasks which were designed to illustrate the everyday demands of the commercial world. They also took part in a hands-on business simulation, BoomBizz, which has a proven track record of encouraging enterprise and business skills.
Greg Hanrahan, Marketing & Development Leader for Eastern Leadership Centre said: “It’s great to see those taking part grow in to their roles and learn how to work together. The BoomBizz experience develops skills and simulates the working world in a way that initially is not obvious to the children but who pick up valuable work based skills including team working, working to deadlines, business planning and critical analysis. I would like to see it running in more schools with more children.”
Katie Hart, Project Manager for Fenland Enterprise in Education and part of the team delivering the session, said: “The project continues to go from strength to strength and we are pleased to be bringing so many students into contact with employers who can give them positive and realistic insights into the world of work.
“We are very grateful to the business people who give their time to support us – these fantastic activities couldn’t happen without them”.
The project team thanked representatives from 11 employers including Commercial Utility Brokers UK, MM:UK, Roddons Housing Association, the Eastern Leadership Centre and Fenland District Council for supporting the session.