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20 February 2015
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This is a unit of two programmes which concentrate on maths and citizenship and maths and our built heritage. P7 pupils organise and lead an enterprise activity at school and KS2 pupils survey a much loved, but now neglected, local landmark. Primary Focus is closely linked to the Northern Ireland Curriculum and many of the programmes are cross-curricular, touching on the areas of English, PSE, Citizenship, Geography, History, Art, Science, Media and The Way We Live.
About the Programme
Programme 1 - Get Down to Business - An Enterprise Activity
Broadcast: 11th January 2005 BBC 2 NI 10.30 -10.50am

ARCHIVE - SELB programme code :TN 0543

This episode is now part of our archive. This programme is still available to schools to borrow or purchase from the Audio Visual Recording service at the SELB. Please quote the SELB programme code in your correspondence. See our ordering page for more information.


The VisitProgramme One is about a Year 7 class setting up and running a mini-enterprise called the Eco-Friendly Fair Company. To assist in the organisation of the company the pupils paid a visit to a real company, Johnston Printing in Kilrea. The mini-enterprise is part of a cross-curricular project which took place over a six week half term.
Learning Outcomes

  By the end of the programme and activities the students should be able to:

  • work together as a team recognising the value of cooperation, collaboration and communication
  • understand how a business or industry works and its importance to the economy
  • have increased financial knowledge and capability
  • plan, conduct and participate in interviews
  • make and present a business plan using powerpoint
  • make objective decisions
  • understand a wide range of new terms including company, marketing and finance
  • run a mini enterprise

Teaching Resources
Download Teacher's Notes and worksheets by clicking on the arrows below:
Programme Title
Teacher's Notes
1: Get Down to Business
1-2: Enterprise, Heritage
Unit Programmes
Programme 1:
Programme 2:
Built Heritage
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