Tuesday, 25 July 2017

Year 5 Bloomberg Visit

Pupils from both Broadford & Mead Primary were invited by Bloomberg to experience a careers day at their City Gate London office. The careers curriculum across the Learning Federation is a key way of inspiring pupils to realise where their learning has the power to take them... from Harold Hill to a City Board Room!

First the pupils got the chance to impress the Bloomberg team with their knowledge of what the company does:

I had found out that it is a digital information company. Bloomberg allows people all over the world to get facts and figures about the stock market so that they can buy and sell shares at the right prices. If you have the right information at the right time you are more likely to be successful.
Jacob Owsley - aged 10 - Broadford

The pupils from the two schools had been looking at significant leaders from the business world and were impressed by Michael Bloomberg.

Michael Bloomberg gave up his company for 3 years so that he could be the Mayor of New York. Not many people would do that! He was so good at the job they kept re electing him.
Amelia Tattum - aged 10 - Mead Primary

Next the pupils had to prove they had the communication and presentation skills to survive in a $50 billion company, by pitching an idea to sell a product. Working in teams they had to figure our the unique selling point of each item and convince the Bloomberg judges to buy it in under a minute.

We were blown away by the quality of their team work and the presentation. Many adults could be nervous about pitching an idea in front of a large group, but each team did it with confidence and style. If they can keep on developing these collaboration skills we would love to see them again for an apprenticeship.
Caroline Rowley - Bloomberg Philanthropy

Finally the trainee Bloomberg employees got to tour the impressive offices and meet teams from each department, which meant they now have an even better understanding of the scope of Bloomberg's operations.

Days like this really inspire our pupils to achieve the very best for themselves. To hear first hand how vital it is that they are able to work in a team, communicate effectively and speak confidently means that they see the purpose in all we do at school. Bloomberg put on an fantastic day and we can't wait to visit again next year!

Malcolm Drakes - Executive Headteacher.

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