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Pupils gain self belief and business knowledge

“You have inspired my class and supported them through a fantastic journey.  Dreamway are still debating whether to start a new business with their winning £5s!  I am going to mix up the teams and let them do it again at the summer fair.  The Headmaster and Governor were impressed by the buzz in the hall."  Teacher.

"It was a fun course that allowed us to learn skills we need for life that we don’t learn in school.” 

"I am happy that I learnt business at a young age so when I grow up I'll know what to do in a business." 

Pupils learn how to work effectively in teams

"This course taught my pupils about taking responsiblity within a group, time management and team work skills.  I would definitely recommend this course to others as it is a great experience for all." Teacher.

"I enjoyed working as a team and behaving like a proper adult."

"I really enjoyed working in teams and having the freedom to choose our own ideas."

"I learned that if you work as a team you will succeed."

"I learned that teamwork in the key to success and cruicial in a profitable business."

Pupils' financial capability is developed

“This is an excellent course that has given the children great knowledge of how a business works." Teacher.

I learnt how to use money wisely and to run my own business." 

“Stride taught me about the economy and how the UK makes its money."

"The more you learn the more you earn.  And don't ever cut corners!"

"The most useful thing I learned was the formulas for working out income, expenses and profit." 

"I enjoyed that we got to use real money and get to know what a real business would be like."

Pupils have fun whilst learning new skills and how to solve problems

"The Stride Project was a fantastic scheme that allowed our children to really grow in different areas.  They were able to be creative and independent, as well as work on their team building and problem solving skills.  It was a great opportunity and the children at King Solomon Academy thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience." 

"Thank you to Nikki and Elena for involving us with the Stride Project.  It was a great opportunity.  We were very impressed with the progress the pupils have made through all the stages - from ideas to delivery of profitable mini-businesses to perfect pitch presentations. We are looking forward to the next project." Manager, Bermondsey Pub Company - course sponsor.

"Thank you for your help in business and your exciting games." 

"It was fun, informative and interactive.  I learned what business could be like when I am an adult." 

"I learned that when you do a mistake you can always find a way through it so you must never give up." 

"I loved that we made our own business plan and that we made it actually happen." 

Pupils learn to lead and gain confidence in their own abilities

"It is vital that young people of today appreciate and are prepared for life after school and I have enjoyed watching the girls plan their adventure with passion and enthusiasm."  Head Teacher.

"I have learned how to speak out and be confident." 

"Stride taught me to be able to communicate with different people."  

"I enjoyed making stuff and working as a team because it will help me with my future job."  

"I learned how to lead a team." 

Pupils' communication and presentation skills are developed

"Having done graduate recruitment for many years, I can honestly say that the presentation stacked up really well against many I saw in terms of clarity of thought!” Parent

"I enjoyed starring in the video and loved making our product.” 

"I enjoyed that I got to be a businessman and got to do a slideshow." 

"I learned how to go shopping by myself and how to do a PowerPoint presentation."

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