At Towngate Primary Academy, an important aspect is ensuring that children are equipped with transferable skills which will equip them, not just for secondary school, but for life.
These experiences allow children to gain a flavour of the world of work and possibly sew the seeds for a future career. We strive to provide varied opportunities for our pupils to explore their own strengths and enable them to build resilience through teamwork, communication and collaboration.
An integral part of our enterprise curriculum this year has been careers week: members from our local community were invited into school to share to their experiences of the world of work. We were thrilled to host a range of visitors which enabled the children to gain a credible insight into working life and consider their own aspirations and dreams for the future.
Previous enterprising activities at Towngate have included:
- charity fundraising
- swim-a-thon to raise money for our year 6 residential
- selling products for the Christmas and Summer school fayre and recording
- producing and selling a Christmas CD