Entrepreneur Activity 2 – Who shall we speak to?

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Learning Objective: To help develop research and planning skills.

Entrepreneurship Characteristics

Relationships: presentation, communication.

Organisation: planning, research, understanding the environment.

Learning activities

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.

Learning outcome

Pupils will begin to develop simple research and planning skills.

Resources needed

Map of local area
Local directories
Newspapers
Websites
Schema sheet
Letter template
Question sheet blank

Curricular links

1. Literacy and Numeracy Framework

Literacy
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.

2.PSE

Understand the range of jobs carried out by people in their community.

3.Geography

To study their local area.

4.Curriculum Cymreig

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