The e-kids project leads pupils through an active and fascinating activity. Experiencing this entrepreneurial adventure allows them to overcome challenges and achieve success.
Throughout the journey, the teacher encourages their pupils to understand themselves better and become aware of their own strengths. E-kids leads to the development of self-esteem and encourages team work.
In order to celebrate everyone’s successes, the teacher sets up a pride table somewhere in the classroom that highlights the main qualities of an entrepreneur: Leadership, Team spirit, Creativity, a Sense of responsibility, Effort, Resourcefulness, Perseverance, Self-confidence. Whenever a pupil shows one of the qualities listed, he or she can add their name to the appropriate column.
Every pupil makes a contribution to the entrepreneurial project depending on their own strengths. This is all about genuine team work where everyone has a part to play. This adventure creates a backdrop that is truly favourable to working as a team, emphasised also by regular brainstorming sessions.
The e-kids project lets everyone experiment with different methods and situations for learning:
– Learning about discipline, morals, working together and citizenship, personalised and transversal learning.
During this journey, pupils are encouraged to:
– Cooperate in order to carry out a project, research and select information, express themselves orally – taking part in discussions, formulating an opinion, debating these opinions, expressing their ideas and emotions, getting involved and initiating actions
At the end of the e-kids journey, a closing event is organised in order to showcase the pupils, the teacher and also the other individuals who have taken part in the project. This event is open to parents, teachers and pupils from other classes, inspectors…Its highlight is the awarding of diplomas to each pupil – a strong driver for personal pride for the pupils involved.
Support for parents
The e-kids project allows for a reinforcement of the dialogue between parents and the school and the dialogue between parents and their children. Invited along to the key moments of this team project, parents can contribute and share these experiences as they take part in the project’s convivial moments.
Making use of the resources supplied by e-kids, teachers can encourage their pupils to become interested in concrete projects that create a sense of competition in the classroom. This new way of encouraging pupils to use their skills provides meaning to their learning and creates an excellent atmosphere in the classroom.
The work in partnership with other people involved – the BGE supervisor, the entrepreneur – provides the opportunity to bring outside influences into the classroom. By getting to know a real entrepreneur, pupils benefit from sharing concrete experiences.
The link between parents and school is reinforced. E-kids provides the opportunity to create shared moments and collusion with parents who have been invited to admire the work of their children and even possibly to contribute to the establishment of entrepreneurial projects.