Posh Foundation deliver a successful Enterprise Day in St Neots

Last week Peterborough United Foundation staff visited Longsands Academy in St Neots to deliver Enterprise activities to 380 year 8 students. The year group was split in half for the morning and the afternoon sessions. Once in their groups of roughly 190 students, they were split again into teams of five to design a small business and produce a billboard, programme, mascot or a kit, promoting Peterborough United Football Club. Some of the tasks included completing a financial spread sheet, designing a logo, name and slogan for their business.

The budding entrepreneurs were judged on their teamwork, communication, generation of ideas and presentation skills, with the winning group receiving tickets.

Community Manager Nick Sheppard said: ‘Dave Farrell, Michael Johnson and I visited the year 8’s for the day on Friday and it was a really enjoyable day. We talked about the importance of being able to work as a team, generating ideas together and listening to each others solutions. The students worked tremendously hard and came up with some excellent work and there were some excellent final products. The enterprise project is great for encouraging children to work with people they may not necessarily work with normally and generating ideas to reach a final goal together.’

Ellen Morgan from Longsands Academy said: ‘This is the 3rd year in a row we have worked with Peterborough United for our Enterprise activities. The children really enjoyed the day, thanks very much too all the staff who came on the day.’

If you are interested in your school benefiting from coaching or education provision from Peterborough United Foundation, please email foundation@theposh.com for more information.