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17.08.2015
100% of the students enjoyed the experience of presenting in front of senior board members.

 

 Sevenoaks School Classroom to Boardroom

 

“I think it is a fantastic programme, which offers students the opportunity to really engage in their future prospects when they go for a job in the future to see what is available to them in the world of business.”

Tom Taylor, Media Communication Team, Kick it Out

 

For the fourth year, from 29th June to 2rd July 2015, Entrepreneurs in Action ran a Classroom to Boardroom programme with 50 students from Sevenoaks School. The challengers for the programme were – Kick it Out and Leaders Quest. This the 4th year we have run a Classroom to Boardroom programme with Sevenoaks 

  • Click here for the video with Foyer Foundation in 2014
  • Click here for the article with Foyer Federation in 2014
  • Click here for the article with Brook and Place 2 be in 2013

Kick it Out

Kick It Out is primarily a campaigning organisation which enables, facilitates and works with the football authorities, professional clubs, players, fans and communities to tackle all forms of discrimination (www.kickitout.org/).

The Challenge set by Kick it Out was for the students “To come up with ideas as to how they can encourage fans, players, and all participants to report incidents of discrimination to Kick it Out.”

 

 

 

Leaders’ Quest

Leaders’ Quest brings together people from diverse backgrounds to explore tough questions and collaborate on the big issues affecting us all. The unique experiential learning programmes enable leaders – from boardrooms to grassroots communities – to find purpose and enhance their impact (www.leadersquest.org/).

The challenge set for the students by Foyer was to find out “How you could use social media to empower women in marginalised communities in India? How could you extend the reach of our fellowship leadership programme for grassroots leaders using existing as well as new, innovative technology?”

 

 

 

The presentation on the final day for Leaders Quest was held at London Metropolitan University and the presentation for Kick it Out was held at Craven Cottage the home of Fulham Football Club. The student at both presentations was given great reviews from the guests from both companies.

  • The skills they get taught here, the influence they can have on charities and business from doing this programme is brilliant and it really helps them to know what work will be like for them in the future. I think the students, as you have seen in their presentations, were so enthusiastic about doing this challenge. I think they were extremely positive about doing it, learnt a lot from it and they can see the outcomes of what they were doing and how it can help and how the ideas were being taken forward.” Ian Fletcher, Teacher, Sevenoaks School
  • The questions asked by the students were brilliant. The attentiveness of the students was on point. The school's dedication to developing the students outside of the curriculum is impressive." Hayley Bennett, Education Officer, Kick it Out
  • Today at the presentation they showed a lot of exciting ideas, which we will definitely consider using in our own material when we send it out. I think it is a fantastic programme, which offers students the opportunity to really engage in their future prospects when they go for a job in the future to see what is available to them in the world of business.” Tom Taylor, Media communication team, Kick it Out

Student opinions of the four-day programme- Kick it Out and Leaders’ Quest

  1. 100% of the students felt the event ran smoothly and any problems were handled well  
  2. 100% of the students felt they received good support or better
  3. 100% of the students found the programme interesting or better and would recommend it to others
  4. 100% of the students enjoyed the experience of presenting in front of senior board members.

The students’ gained the following by taking part in the programme:

  1. 100% of students increased their understanding of business and enterprise.
  2. 100% of students now have a feel for what it is like to be part of a real business assignment.
  3. 100% of students have increased skills to help their school learning and increased their future employment chances.
  4. 100% of the students have greater confidence in what they can achieve.

Skills improved slightly or better

Percentage

Project management

83.6%

Problem solving

95.9%

Team working

95.9%

Working to tight deadlines

85.7%

Motivating myself

85.5%

Leaderships skills

77.6%

 

Once again the students have excelled and continue to do well year in year out.

  • Click here for the article about the Classroom to Boardroom programme from Kick it Out. 

If you would like to hear more about our programmes, please contact info@theeia.com or click on this form and someone will be in touch with you. 


 
 
 
 
 
 

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