This global challenge will promote social interaction within teams and across countries and require children to solve problems, share ideas, communicate effectively and through the use of mobile devices and Office 365 encourage anywhere, anytime learning, both at home and at school for all involved. The student engagement will be high by the nature of the challenge, the competition, the purpose, the end product and the simulation of a 'real world, in context' learning situation.
Children will develop the concepts of business acumen and economic awareness, key skills at a time of Global Recession. Each school will place their children into teams where each child is designated a different role within the regional company. They will need to design a product, create a prototype, conduct market research, bid for investment funds, advertise / market their product, and produce profit and loss accounts with the ultimate aim of becoming the most profitable company.
Currently Broadclyst runs an Enterprise project each year. We have extended this to a local school but also to a school in the Netherlands. It has already empowered and successfully educated many children and this project can be extended to involve initially 20 different countries but the potential is massive!