Putting a Fiver to good use
Last year's Fiver challenge for primary school children was a huge success. The initiative from Young Enterprise supported by Virgin Money aims to inspire creativity and develop enterprising attitudes and behaviours in young people. This year the competition is back bigger and better, with registration opening from 23rd March 2015.
Enterprising Child loves The Fiver Challenge - last year I was an external judge, and am delighted to have been asked back again this year. Here are some reasons why we think it's a great idea to get your child's primary school involved.
Sue Atkins, ITV This Morning Parenting Expert, Author of Parenting Made Easy - How To Raise Happy Children
Enterprising Child was delighted to win a High Impact Award for Global Entrepreneurship Week this year. We really enjoyed working with Year 12 students helping them 'get connected' for future success. Find out more at the GEW2014 web site.
You're fired - BBC removes children's quiz
The Independent - The BBC has been forced to apologise and remove a quiz from its website which rated children’s answers on their potential business skills based on how deceitful they could be. read more
BBC business quiz for children is dropped from website
Daily Mail - BBC business quiz for children is dropped from website after their workplace skills were rated on how deceitful they were. read more
Lorraine Allman featured on Channel 5 The Wright Stuff
During the episode of The Wright Stuff on 13th March the Independent news headline about the BBC removing the CBBC 'Are you an entrepreneur?' quiz arose during the broadcast. There followed a short debate about the article.
BBC rap for telling kids to lie
The Sun newspaper reports on the CBBC quiz which tells kids to 'keep the money'. read more
The Enterprising Child Philosophy
Enterprising Play - age 4 to 6 years
Explore opportunities for your child to learn about different aspects of business and enterprise through their play activities.
Help your child become flexible and imaginative in the art of storytelling.
Team challenge, team fun - age 9-11 years
Activities to develop your child's capacity to work within or lead a team, developing valuable communication skills.
Enterprising Child is pleased to be supporting both the Fiver and Tenner Challenges in schools across the UK. These are great opportunities to help teach children all about enterprise, and help them develop real work skills through a practical, fun project. Tenner is currently running in secondary schools across Spring Term 2015.
Listen to author Lorraine Allman talk on BBC Radio Wales about writing Enterprising Child and why it's important to start nurturing enterprising spirit in our children as early as possible. Available to download in two parts, here and here.
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