Enterprise Troopers - Judging and Eligibility Criteria

Eligibility for Entry

Lower Primary Competition Category (5-7 year olds)

All infant / primary schools in Wales are eligible

All children involved should be between 5 and 7 years old (Reception, Years 1 & 2)

Upper Primary Category (8-11 year olds)

All junior / primary schools in Wales are eligible

All children involved in the entry should be between 8 and 11 years old (Years 3-6)

Community / Household Category (new for 2021):

All communities in Wales are eligible.

All children involved in the entry should be between 5 and 11 years old (Reception – Year 6) and living in Wales.

 

Eligibility criteria for categories:

To be eligible for the competition all activity entered must have taken place between 1 January 2020 and 10 May 2021.


Schools can submit any number of entries per category (Lower Primary and Upper Primary) or entries can be submitted for both Lower and Upper Primary combined.  Remember, you can enter as many entries as you like for each category, including the community / household category, as long as it is different children involved in each activity.  

This year any number of children can participate in each category and we also welcome individual entries from children.   

The competition is FREE to enter and there are lots of resources here to help you!


ASSESSMENT CRITERIA

Key ACRO behaviours

Topic areas / example questions

How will this be assessed?

 

Marks awarded at each stage

Video Entry

Regional Final

National Final

Attitude

Evidence of pupils understanding of self, strengths and motivations.

Demonstrating following behaviours:
 

  • Self knowledge, belief and confidence
     
  • Motivation
     
  • Aspiration
     
  • Determination
     
  • Competitiveness
  • How did the child(ren) stay motivated?
  • How did the child(ren) cope with difficult situations?
  • How did the enterprise develop the confidence and self-awareness of the child(ren) involved?
  • How did the child(ren) set out what they wanted to achieve?
  • How did the child(ren) improve their understanding of entrepreneurial activity during the activity?
  • How did the child(ren)’s values for the environment, community and business shape their decisions?

/20

/15

/15

Creativity
 

Evidence of the ability to generate fresh ideas, solve problems and spot new opportunities. Demonstrating following behaviours:

 

  • Problem solving
     
  • Lateral thinking / ideas generation
     
  • Spotting and creating
    opportunities
     
  • Innovation
  • How did the child(ren) choose their product or service?
  • Is the product or service innovative, and if so how?
  • How was the product or service promoted to attract customers?
  • How did the child(ren) sell the products or services? Any innovative sales techniques?
  • How did the child(ren) solve the biggest problem they faced during the activity?
  • Did the child(ren) communicate the quality of their product or service effectively, and how?

/20

/15

/15

Relationships
 

It’s all about people, the ability to communicate effectively, expressing your own views and ideas, appreciating others’ viewpoint and working

co-operatively. Demonstrating following behaviours:
 

  • Working with others
     
  • Managing difficult situations
     
  • Negotiation, persuasion and influence
     
  • Presentation
     
  • Communication

 

  • How did the child(ren) seek partnerships with local business, parents and others to support their business?
  • How well did the children work together?
  • How did all children involved understand their roles in the business?
  • How did the business communicate with customers and partners and was it effective?
  • Did the child(ren) listen to views of others members and those outside the team?

/20

/15

/15

Organisation
 

Making informed decisions and fulfilling your objectives by planning and managing situations, resources and risk. Demonstrating following behaviours:
 

  • Planning
     
  • Managing resources
     
  • Decision making
     
  • Research and understanding the environment
     
  • Managing risk
     
  • Vision and goal setting
  • How did the child(ren) plan their enterprise? Were there clear aims for the business?
  • Did the child(ren) carry out market research and use it to develop their business?
  • How did the child(ren) allocate roles and responsibilities? 
  • How did the child(ren) raise funds to start and manage their money?
  • Did the child(ren) make a profit? What did the child(ren) learn about managing money?
  • Quality of submission. Is it engaging and well presented?

/20

/15

/15

Overall

  • Tell us why you think you deserves to win the Enterprise Troopers competition

/20

 

 

Business

  • How did the child(ren) identify and actively engage with business partners
  • How well was business involved in the overall approach to enterprise

 

/8

 /8

ECO / Environmental

 

  • Does the enterprise make a positive environmental change to the school and wider community?
  • What impact has the ECO enterprise had? e.g. in terms of recycling rates/ energy savings/ waste diverted from land fill etc 
  • How did the child(ren) source materials?

 

/8

/8

Curriculum Links

  • How did the competition help the child(ren) with other school work and curriculum links?

 

/8

/8

Social Enterprise
  • Does the entry address a social purpose?
  • What impact has the entry had on the local community?
  /8 /8

Presentation

  • Is the presentation well planned and structured?
     
  • Is the presentation engaging and fun?
     
  • Does the presentation demonstrate pupils learning and enthusiasm for their enterprise

 

 /8

/8

TOTAL

 

100

100

100