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Reading Girls' School

Reading Girls' School

Our Nation YE Event

On Tuesday 18 June. Reading Girls' hosted an event for 180 children from 6 local primary schools.

Our Nation 

Tuesday, 18th June

On Tuesday, 18th June Reading Girls’ School was visited by local primary school children. 

The primary schools were invited to bring their Year 5 pupils to Young Enterprise - Our Nation, an activity being hosted by Reading Girls' School.  The event was run by Young Enterprise with funding and volunteers from Kraft Foods and their RSSL scientific services on the Reading University campus.  180 pupils visited Reading Girls' School from Battle, Christ the King, Coley, George Palmer, Katesgrove and Redlands Primary Schools.

Pupils explored a cartoon map of Britain identifying different regions and types of geography such as cities and coastal areas. They discovered that there are different types of work and businesses in the different areas of the UK. Through a variety of games and problem solving scenarios the pupils learnt how businesses and people interact, what issues businesses can face and how they handle them. They learnt about different types of businesses, the essential ingredients to set up in business and the reality and pitfalls facing entrepreneurs. This module is practical, fun and leads to intensive development.

The right worshipful Mayor of Reading, Marian Livingston, dropped in to see the students in action. The press were in attendance and we shortly expect a report to appear in the Reading Chronicle.