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Dragon's Den Workshop from PWC Posted on: 21/05/2019

Dragon's Den Workshop from PWC

As part of EGA's commitment to supporting young adults with careers, students in Year 8  were given the opportunity to work with trained and skilled staff from Price Water Coopers, in a Dragon’s Den style workshop The aim of the workshop was for students to develop: • A basic understanding of business challenges • Group work skills • Presentation and pitching skills • Self-reflection skills The students had the chance to participate in a business challenge that helped them better understand factors affecting their daily lives and gain basic transferable skills for their future. Student testimonies: Sadie Boyce - Year 8 "It was very interesting to learn about the world of work first hand from a well-known business and it was really fun working in a group and coming up with business ideas and practicing our pitching skills. My team won with an idea for a healthy credit card to keep a check on young people's spending on junk  food - and to reward them with gym credits when they didn't!!!" Taaibah Akhtar - Year 8 On Friday, I had the chance to take part in a Dragon's Den style workshop alongside some of my peers and pupils from Holloway school. This developed our skills of systematic and smart thinking. After this, we were able to work in a way where we were encouraged to consider sustainability before making business decisions. We then had to pitch ideas about how to reduce obesity and other obesity related health conditions such as diabetes. I found the day really enjoyable and it was interesting to collaborate with others in this way. Many thanks to Ms Siddique (EGA and Holloway careers lead) for organising the day! Ms Henry
Some of our Favourite Quotes from Michelle Obama's Visit Posted on: 3/12/2018

Some of our Favourite Quotes from Michelle Obama's Visit

Michelle Obama touched us all with her powerful words of encouragement during her visit to EGA on Monday. She spoke about diversity, community and the importance of sisterhood. Here are a few highlights from her talk that we feel will stay with us throughout our lives... For the full photo album of the day, click here: /296/school-gallery/cat/72/michelle-obamas-visit-2018 For news coverage of the day, click here:  The Evening Standard ITV News “I want you all to start practising that kind of sisterhood. We don’t have the luxury of tearing each other down. Our job as women is to do our best at lifting each other up. “There are enough people out there ready to tear us down, our job is to lift each other up, so we have to start practising now. There is no room for mean girls and cliques and social complications that naturally come at your age. I want you to be mindful of that.” “That is one thing we can do better as women, we can take better care of each other.” “Part of what we have to do is expose them to the opportunities. All kids can only dream things that are known to them. If they don’t see elite colleges, if they don’t know they exist, they don’t know what to dream of.”  “We don’t have any choice but to make sure we elders are giving our young people a reason to hope.” “In the past election, rather than campaigning for a candidate, we invested time in educating people about the power of voting.”

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