Enterprise Troopers - Judging and Eligibility Criteria

Eligibility for Entry

Foundation Phase category eligibility:

All infant / primary schools in Wales are eligible

All children involved should be between 4 and 7 years old (Reception, Years 1 & 2)

 

Key Stage 2 category eligibility:

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)

 

Eligibility criteria for both categories:

To be eligible for the competition all activity entered must have taken place between 1 January 2019 and 11 May 2020.
Schools can submit only 1 entry in each category.
The number of team members at the Regional and National must be limited to a maximum of 4 pupils, plus 2 chaperones.

 

Important information about costs

The competition is FREE to enter.

Unfortunately travel costs cannot be provided for schools attending the Regional Finals.

For the National Final teams travelling over 50 miles or more than 1 hour each way to the venue, an allowance towards overnight accommodation will be provided for each team and a contribution of up to £100 for travel to and from the venue (distance will be judged from school address to the venue).


JUDGING CRITERIA

Key ACRO behaviours

Topic areas / example questions

How will this be assessed?

 

Marks awarded at each stage

Entry Submission

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 pupils stay motivated?
     
  • How did the pupils cope with difficult situations?
     
  • How did the enterprise develop pupils confidence and self awareness?
     
  • How did the pupils set out what they wanted to achieve?
     
  • How did the team improve their understanding of entrepreneurial activity during the activity?
     
  • How did the team’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 team 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 they sell their products or services? Any innovative sales techniques?
     
  • How did the team solve the biggest problem they faced during the activity?
     
  • Did the team 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 team seek partnerships with local business, parents and others to support their business?
     
  • How well did team members work together?
     
  • How did all team members understand their roles in the business?
     
  • How did the business communicate with customers and partners and was it effective?
     
  • Did the team 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 team plan their enterprise? Were there clear aims for the business?
     
  • Did the team carry out market research and use it to develop their business?
     
  • How did the team allocate roles and responsibilities? 
     
  • How did the team raise funds to start and manage their money?
     
  • Did the team make a profit? What did the team learn about managing money?
     
  • Quality of submission. Is it engaging and well presented?

/20

/15

/15

Overall

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

/20

 

 

Business

  • How did the team identify and  actively engage with business partners
     
  • How well was business involved in the overall approach to enterprise

 

/10

 

ECO / Environmental

  • Does the enterprise make a positive environmental change to team’s 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 

 

/10

/10

Curriculum Links

  • How did the competition help the team with other school work and curriculum links?

 

/10

/10

Display Stand

  • Does the display promote the enterprise activity in a creative and innovative manner
     
  • What is the quality of products produced?

 

/10

/10

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

 

 

/10

TOTAL

 

100

100

100