Wolfestone and Bumbles of Honeywood helping teach enterprise skills in schools
The Wolfestone Group is to team up with a new local educational programme that teaches entrepreneurial skills to primary school children. The programme, called The Bumbles of Honeywood, will run during the summer/autumn term at two local schools.
Wolfestone and VoiceBox staff and members of the 2B Enterprising team will visit Birchgrove and Brynhyfryd primary schools where they will help teach children about leadership, enterprise, creativity and teamwork – skills that they can one day use in the workplace.
The Bumbles of Honeywood programme was created and written by award-winning Enterprise Educator Sue Poole, CEO and director of Swansea-based 2B Enterprising, a company that aims to boost entrepreneurial skills in learners of all ages.
The series of six books and associated material is targeted at Foundation Phase children aged five and six.
The aim is to help children understand and gain important entrepreneurial skills needed not only in their working life, but daily life also.
“We are delighted that Wolfestone and VoiceBox, two highly respected and award-winning Swansea based companies, have come on board as corporate partners to support our entrepreneurs and business leaders of the future,” said Sue.
“The programme introduces the children to enterprising skills which are important for them to achieve successful futures. The skills the young people will develop while undertaking the programme are crucially important and will help them in achieving success in whatever route they take in life.”
Mari Hockin, Deputy Head Teacher of Birchgrove Primary School, said she was “excited” to partner with Wolfestone on the project.
“The new curriculum in Wales offers rich opportunities to explore essential skills in a fun and imaginative way,” she said. “Enterprise is an important skill and we look forward to using the Bumbles of Honeywood resources to engage young learners from Birchgrove Primary School in the exciting activities and enterprise-based tasks. This kind of learning will support them to become lifelong, resilient learners who will be ready for life and work in the 21st century.”
Alex Parr, Wolfestone’s Managing Director, said, “From 2022 enterprise and creativity skills will be compulsory elements of the new school curriculum in Wales so we’re thrilled to play our part in helping local children develop an entrepreneurial mindset and go on to achieve their full potential.”