Enterprise Education The Course Book

So fundamental is the notion of Enterprise to our society that it is rather sad to think that many young people leave school – and indeed many leave university – without much of an idea as to what enterprise is all about.

One way or another they earn money, and generally speaking they spend it. But the whole basis of the system, and their part within it, can often remain a mystery.

It was because of the utterly fundamental nature of enterprise within our society, and the fact that so many young people don’t seem to grasp what it is all about, that we commissioned “Enterprise Education: The Course Book”.

Written by a teacher who went on to set up his own successful business this copiable volume starts from a detailed review of what Enterprise Education is, and then helps the students come to terms with what the world of business is all about.

The volume explores the notion of Enterprise and how it can be applied throughout the school, as well as examining the career implications of enterprise.

The volume then covers the setting up of a work-related programme before going into examples of enterprise opportunities including simulations, school generated projects and engagement with business.

At the end of the book there is a set of forms that can be used in terms of an agreement with companies over work experience, report forms, placement letters, etc etc.

Enterprise Education: The Complete Coursebook includes everything that is required for the successful implementation of the Key Stage 4 Enterprise Education programme, from classroom teaching materials to an in-service training programme, from work-based learning modules to simulations and live enterprise projects.

Enterprise Education: The Complete Coursebook is available as a book or on CD and includes:

  • INSET activities – as a result of which staff will feel confident in their knowledge and understanding of the enterprise culture within industry and how it will impact on pupils who are exposed to it.
  • Champions of Enterprise: Pupils can evaluate local business enterprises and draw their own conclusions as to which firms are truly involved in enterprise culture.
  • Simulations: Mini-enterprises in which pupils can engage in an enterprise activity in a controlled environment.
  • School generated projects: Pupils organise an actual event or act in the local environment in a planned and organised way.
  • Real life situations: The Coursebook sets out programmes which ensure that the organisation, the school and the pupil all work together to generate a true understanding of enterprise.

The copyright licence allows the copying from either the book or the CD, so that all students can have pages relevant to their study at any time. It is also possible to place the CD on the school’s learning platform, so that students may access it at any time.

ISBN: 978 1 86083 8606


  • £25.95 for the book or CD, plus £3.95 postage.
  • £32.94 for the book plus CD, plus £3.95 postage.

You can order in four different ways. In each case please quote our reference T1790emn. Sample pages and a contents list can be viewed prior to ordering on http://www.pdf.firstandbest.co.uk/business/T1790.pdf

The annual LASCO Maths Challenge 2014

Bring street children into the equation with the
LASCO Maths Challenge.

The annual LASCO Maths Challenge begins on February 3rd 2014 and is open to all Primary and Post Primary schools and Colleges in the UK and abroad.

There are 6 different competition categories available, with questions suitable for children of all abilities between the ages of 7 and 16, samples of which can be found on the website.

Click here to view some sample questions.

Schools can register on www.lascomaths.com and can participate at any stage during the 2 week period for which the competition is open.

To participate, the teacher simply selects the quiz most appropriate to his/her class. The class work together as a team and submit one answer sheet only per class, electronically via the website.

For the outcomes of last year’s event, click here

Who is LASCO?

LASCO is the Latin American Street Children Organisation, registered charity number XR27362. The charity raises money to fund projects that provide Education and Healthcare to the impoverished street children of South America.

I just wanted to congratulate you on a fantastic, well organized and fun filled day.
Our year 9 and Year 12 students took part in the challenge and they all really enjoyed it.
This is the first tine we have been involved but it certainly won’t be the last.

Helen McToal, St. Louis Grammar School

To view more teacher feedback please click here

Not only does this event give your pupils a positive and pastoral experience within the domain of mathematics, it also gives your school the chance to win a share of our fabulous prize fund – all the details of which can be found on the website.

This is a wholly inclusive event whereby teachers can select the quiz they feel is most appropriate for their pupils in the knowledge that this competition provides a shared learning experience for pupils of all abilities.

Above all, the competition is FUN, and pupils love it.

Please take a few minutes to view the video presentation on the homepage of the LASCO Maths website and consider affording your pupils the opportunity to participate in this magnificent competition.

Please join the 15,000 pupils already registered for LASCOMaths 2014 now by clicking here

Thank you

Franz Schlindwein

LASCO Maths Challenge Director