Posted 06/02/202088. What is the point of Enterprise? Guest Blog By Morgan Browne Assistant Headteacher in charge of Enterprise and Personal development
What is the point? If you are a philosopher, a parent, or a teacher this is a question you will have been asked... a lot. “What is the point of algebra? How will it help me in the ‘real world’?” “What is the point of a tie? Most businessmen don’t even wear them?” “What is the point of school? I’m going to be a _______ (insert dream job here)”. Last week saw Fulham Boys School embrace that question with our very first ‘What’s the point of… Week’. We encouraged students to question every aspect of the school day, from poetry to punctuality, in order to squash the myth that the ' real world’ and ‘school’ exist in separate universes, light years apart. We welcomed industry professionals to come in and talk to our boys about their educational and professional journeys and invited them to quiz them about the point of things in the ‘real world’. We can talk all day about the importance of spelling, but until you hear an employer talk about throwing half read CV’s in the bin for spelling mistakes, it is meaningless and abstract.