Saint Pauls pupils take part in a fantastic interactive Enterprise Day

Year 8 pupils from Saint Paul’s Catholic High School in Wythenshawe, Greater Manchester enjoyed a fantastic interactive Enterprise Day workshop.

50 Year 8 students took part in the full day workshop which linked mathematics to real life and presented students with an opportunity to develop their mathematical skills, in addition to developing their softer skills such as communication, resilience and teamwork.

The students enjoyed exploring several curriculum linked areas including:

· Profit and Loss

· Budgets & wages

· 2D and 3D shapes

· Averages

· Representing data

· Scales and measurements

This numeracy focused workshop gave students the opportunity to act as large-scale event organisers in charge of arranging a pop concert for 10,000 young people. Using maths ‘by stealth’, students analysed the information available to help them make informed decisions about which artists they can afford to hire for the concert and how to arrange the respective stage layouts. As well as the concert, students were also asked to consider the event’s catering and much more!

Mrs Erin Rudd, Careers lead at Saint Paul’s who organised the event, said: “The day was a fantastic opportunity for the students to learn some extremely valuable information and raise their aspirations. Thank you to The Talent Foundry for delivering such an engaging workshop – our students really appreciated it.”

“The workshop linked mathematics to real life in a natural way and presented students with an opportunity to develop their mathematical skills and knowledge in addition to helping to build valuable skills such as listening, aiming high, teamwork and leadership.”

“The Enterprise Day was a fantastic way for our students to put what they’ve learnt in Maths into action and build their understanding of the business world, while developing their skills and having fun,” commented Mr Alex Hren, Head Teacher at Saint Paul’s. “The initiative gives students the opportunity to apply their learning at school to a highly realistic financial setting and, at the same time, develop their resilience, confidence and independence. Thank you to The Talent Foundry for organising an excellent and thoroughly enjoyable challenge day.”