Learning Objective: To help develop research and planning skills.
Relationships: presentation, communication.
Organisation: planning, research, understanding the environment.
Discuss the enterprise ideas generated in Entrepreneur Activity 1.
Pose the question: Who could we ask to find out more about our enterprise idea?
Discuss inviting a representative from a local enterprise/business to visit the school.
In groups, using local directories, websites, newspapers, map of local area etc. pupils research local enterprises relevant to their project idea within their locality.
Groups present their findings to the class and a class decision is made about which local enterprise/business to invite.
Pupils write invitation letters and/or make a telephone call to the chosen enterprise to arrange a visitor.
NB: A letter template is provided but pupils should be encouraged to create their own if possible.
Pupils use their research findings to prepare questions to ask the visitor.
Pupils will begin to develop simple research and planning skills.
Map of local area
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1. Literacy and Numeracy Framework
Oracy across the curriculum
Developing and presenting information and ideas: Speaking, Listening, Collaboration and discussion.
Writing across the curriculum: Organising ideas and information, Writing accurately.
Reading across the curriculum: Locating, selecting and using information, Responding to what has been read.
Understand the range of jobs carried out by people in their community.
To study their local area.
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