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The innovative programme, based at Waterworld, the UK’s largest indoor tropical aqua park aims to develop key employability skills in young people as they work in teams to design a brand-new themed attraction for Waterworld.

In their teams, students will develop key skills such as creativity, teamwork and communication.

These are all skills that Ben Dyer, Co-Founder of The Inspirational Learning Group believes are fundamental to the development of young people;

“This programme is a fun and exciting way of approaching business skills at a young age. Following on from months of home learning The National Primary School Challenge will allow young people to work collaboratively with their peers while developing skills that will underpin their whole academic development.   Given what schools and young people have been through, we wanted to put something back and that is why we are giving all local schools the chance to experience the programme at no cost.”  

As part of the challenge, the winning team from each primary school will then upload their work onto TILG Virtual, The Inspirational Learning Groups e-learning platform, with the chosen finalists competing at the Grand Finals Event in the summer at Waterworld. Here they will pitch their concept to the senior leadership team for the chance to have their ideas become a reality!

The challenge’s head judge will be Staffordshire based entrepreneur, and owner of Waterworld, Mo Chaudry. When asked about this opportunity Mo added;

 “I’m extremely passionate about inspiring a new generation of entrepreneurs. I believe that every single person is capable of extraordinary deeds. If you’ve got the right attitude, anything is possible in life.   The National Primary School Challenge is a great way to challenge young people to develop an entrepreneurial mindset at the earliest possible opportunity. I can’t wait to see the innovative ideas created for our resort as a result of this funding.”  

The programme links closely to the Governments Gatsby Benchmarks which sets our best practice guidelines for Careers provision in schools. Careers Hub Lead Paul Williams added;

“The Stoke and Staffordshire Careers Hub has been working with TILG for over the 3 years and as a valued, strategic partner of the network they have always ensured that the young people of our county sit at the heart of everything they deliver to receive the best possible careers and enterprise provision. They build powerful, lasting connections between the world of work and our schools, inspire and motivate and raise aspirations of our future workforce”

All Staffordshire based primary schools are eligible to secure a fully funded place on The National Primary School Challenge. The funding will allow an unlimited number of students to participate at each school, with the school able to put forward their strongest idea for judging as part of the national finals event.

To find out more and book your FREE place on the programme, you can contact The Inspirational Learning Group by calling 01785 550160, emailing info@tilg.co.uk or follow this link to complete an enquiry form.