We are introducing the KidsMBA programme

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We are delighted to announce that we will be the first school in England to offer the ABE endorsed KidsMBA programme, as we introduce it at our Prep School. We will begin teaching the course to our Year 8 pupils from September 2021.

The course teaches children a wide set of skills aimed at developing business expertise and entrepreneurship that will help them throughout their education and future career. Through challenges, activities and games, the KidsMBA is designed to enhance education for 11 to 15 year olds, focusing on the basics of running a business, becoming self-employed and developing new ideas.

Speaking of the agreement, ABE’s Director of Business Development, Steve Smith said, “The KidsMBA programme fits perfectly with the Gresham’s ethos. Teaching children through project-based role-play, participants learn how to find creative solutions, develop self-confidence, presentation skills and the ability to share ideas in a persuasive and engaging manner, all the while, developing a foundation of entrepreneurial thinking which can be nurtured throughout school life. We look forward to working with Gresham’s School as they develop their students’ entrepreneurial instincts and nurture happy, confident, resilient children.”

Cathy Braithwaite, Head of Gresham’s Prep School said “At Gresham’s Prep, we endeavour to provide a progressive curriculum. We offer our pupils an exciting and varied programme of activities above and beyond the traditional range of subjects. Whether mountain biking, fire lighting or riding the zip-wire in our woods; fossil-hunting or casting sea-fishing lines at the coast; learning robotics, engineering or coding in the DT workshop, or studying photography, making murals and sketching outside, we create fun ways for our children to develop beyond the classroom and help them grow into confident, well-rounded individuals. The KidsMBA will provide our children with further opportunities to extend their fully-rounded skillset and develop an understanding of the world of business and finance.”