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Introducing 'The Primary School Enterprise Challenge'

23 September 2019

It's time to put your entrepreneurial skills to the test!

With invitations extended to full year groups, the challenge is aimed at Years 3, 4, 5 and Year 6 children. Working in teams, the children are set to work on real life business challenges, which are set by real life businesses! 

This helps to develop a number of enterprise and employability skills of all the young learners who take part, including sharing ideas, aiming high, listening carefully, leadership, creativity, problem-solving and presentation.

After last year's success with a previous radio themed challenge, the Reds are proud to announce that Barnsley Football Club have teamed up with ‘The Primary School Enterprise Challenge’ and are in the process of creating a fantastic opportunity for primary schools to take part in a ‘Real Life’ business competition. 

The challenge will be rolled out to primary schools from the end of September and will run throughout the season, and Barnsley FC's Head of Marketing, Andrew Clark, is delighted that the Club are involved in this year's competition.
"It's a fantastic initiative led by people passionate about education. Despite Oakwell and football not being synonomous with schools, we hope that, through our involvement, plenty of children will be inspired to take part and enjoy this real life learning opportunity."

Each school that takes part will have at least one winning team, who will then go on to represent at finals day in 2020! They will also be in with a chance to win a very unique and an amazing prize, which is to actually put your plan into action at Oakwell!

Any primary school wanting more information or wanting to take part in this year's challenge will need to contact Paul Robson via email:, visit the Primary Enterprise Team at their website or via their Twitter page @Primary_Ent.

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