Case Studies

Notre Dame High School

Notre Dame High School

Notre Dame High School

Key Facts

Support from the school was mainly in terms of teachers and room allocations for the various classes and events. YES made use of its own volunteer network to get volunteers as and when needed.

YES provided all S1 and S2 materials for Do Business and Do More Business as well as providing facilitators and volunteers for the day and half day challenges.

A YES point of contact (Rab Macdonald) was made available to act as a support for other related enterprise activities

Ms Watts from Kirkintilloch was also able to attend a High Street Challenge event we ran in Notre Dame High School in Glasgow as part of her personal development and a chance to share best practice with other schools involved in the project.

How it developed

Notre Dame and YES has had a relationship with for the last four years and Notre Dame was both open to the idea of additional support with enterprise activities and enthusiastic about the idea of the ESP as a concept. As well as the class time, YES staff spent time with the Notre Dame staff discussing refinements to the materials and potential ideas for customisation and follow up.

What pupils gained

  • Understanding of issues relating to business practice and a further understanding of how businesses help to satisfy needs.
  • Participating in collaborative enterprise activities leading to enhanced communication and teamwork skills
  • Developing entrepreneurial skills that contribute to the success of the activity.
  • Developing the skills and attributes that will be needed for learning, life and work.
  • Gaining understanding of the relevance of their current cross-curricular learning to future opportunities.
  • Given the opportunity to use enterprise activities to make informed choices about their lives and learning.
  • Practical experience of enterprise and business

Outcomes

  • All of S1-S3 were exposed to enterprise experiences
  • Ten S4 pupils completed the running of their own business
  • The Company Programme has been timetabled for S5/S6 pupils

Pupils who participated in Think and Do Business demonstrated the following Attributes across the 4 capacities of CfE:

  • Enthusiasm and motivation for learning
  • Determination to reach high standards of achievement
  • Openness to new thinking and ideas
  • Ambition
  • An enterprising attitude
  • Self-reliance

Pupils who participated in the Inventor's Challenge demonstrated the following Capabilities across the 2 capacities of CfE:

  • Literacy, numeracy and communication skills
  • Think creatively and independently
  • Learn independently and a part of a group
  • Make reasoned evaluations
  • Link and apply different types of learning in new situations
  • Relate to others and manage themselves
  • Develop and communicate their own beliefs and view of the world
  • Assess risk and make informed decisions
  • Achieve success in different areas of activity
  • Make informed choices and decisions
  • Develop informed, ethical views of complex issues
  • Communicate in different ways in different settings
  • Work in partnership and in teams
  • Take the initiative and lead
  • Apply critical thinking in new contexts
  • Create and develop
  • Solve problems

Sustainability

Notre Dame has expressed interest in continuing the partnership with YES and we are currently working together on a new daylong enterprise offering for S4 pending availability of funding.

Sustainability is possible as there is a strong willingness on the part of the school but without the support of organisations such as YES other things may take priority. It is the established relationships that make for effective partnership working and the embedding of initiatives such as enterprise.

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Support

Support from the school was mainly in terms of teachers and room allocations for the various classes and events. YES made use of its own volunteer network to get volunteers as and when needed.

YES provided all S1 and S2 materials for Do Business and Do More Business as well as providing facilitators and volunteers for the day and half day challenges.

A YES point of contact (Rab Macdonald) was made available to act as a support for other related enterprise activities.

Contact details

Waterside Road
Glasgow
Lanarkshire
G66 3PA

Phone: 0141 955 2372

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