Our services for Schools in Wales help raise awareness of entrepreneurship, understand the skills and attitudes needed to succeed and enable pupils to get an insight into what it would be like to start a business.
These services inspire pupils to think differently about their future, develop their creativity and reflect on their own ambitions and career aspirations.
For Primary Schools we are eager to recognise the work already underway to give pupils as young as 5 a chance to taste the world of business:
Enterprise Troopers National Primary School Competition - This competition showcases the achievements of pupils in business. It develops entrepreneurial skills in children in a lively and enjoyable way, whilst providing teaching resources to help you along the way. Visit the competition website for registration, resources and competition news.
At secondary school we have workshops that allow pupils to meet entrepreneurs from the business community and bring the world of work into the classroom. These entrepreneurial “Role Models” have visited schools for many years and inspire pupils to think about their own ideas for the future.
- Inspirational Sessions are held in schools across Wales aimed at young people aged 16 or younger. The sessions are lead by our network of Role Model entrepreneurs who hare their personal story to inspire young people to consider self-employment and starting a business.
- Explore Big Ideas Workshops is an interactive workshop aimed at young people 16 to 25 facilitated by entrepreneur Role Models to provide greater insight into entrepreneurship; to explore business ideas and introduce them to support available.
How to book:
A team of dedicated staff provide the coordination and preparation for the service. They will:
- Liaise with the teacher or tutor to agree dates and times; understand more about the audience and the event
- Liaise with the network of role models to make the right match for the partner
- Complete the booking by confirming with both parties the logistics and any requirements each party has.
- Attend or issue feedback forms to ensure a successful visit!
The services for schools are delivered by Cazbah Ltd on behalf of Welsh Government.
Role models visit schools at pre and post 16.
Pre 16: at year 9, prior to their options when they are at the early stages of considering their own career. The visits can be a good motivator for reflecting on attitudes to work and life; and help students understand more about enterprise before they give it a go!
Post 16: in sixth form, role models can reinforce the value of entrepreneurship. By sixth form, students are more mature, being able to understand and critique the option of business creation for themselves.
Role models take part in both workshops and can…
- Deliver a structured workshop within curriculum time;
- Support the school’s ethos of encouraging employer engagement and delivery of the Careers and World of Work framework
- Bring academic subjects to life;
- Discuss and critique business ideas and act as judges at enterprise events;
- Provide a focus to inspire students in their enterprise element of the Welsh Baccalaureate, at foundation, intermediate or advanced level;
- Take a sectoral approach to their workshop – giving added emphasis to particular vocational areas of study
- Inspire students and young people who may not be fulfilling their potential
- Provide a positive engagement with local employers and support a school’s Estyn inspection