ISG invests £10,000 in Manchester children’s futures

14 June 2018

ISG is supporting schools in Manchester with a £10,000 donation to improve education and teaching skills.

ISG is supporting schools in Manchester with a £10,000 donation to improve education and teaching skills.

As part of a programme of schools awarded by Manchester City Council, ISG has partnered with Enabling Enterprise to provide essential skills training to schools in close proximity to its sites.

In total, ISG will support 97 teachers and 1,965 students from across six different schools as part of the programme. 

In June, children at Webster Primary School took part in a session that saw Enabling Enterprise deliver a half-day activity called ‘stolen sweets’. 

The children learned interpersonal skills by working in teams to figure out which nursery rhyme character stole the sweets.

The activities are designed to develop essential listening, presenting, problem-solving, creativity, positivity, teamwork and leadership skills, with almost 20 members of staff and 540 pupils participating in the day.

ISG’s head of social value, Vicky Hutchinson, explained the drivers behind the partnership: “These sessions deliver skills that we know employers look for in young talent.

“Enabling Enterprise helps pupils learn and practice these essential skills all the way through school, ensuring that they are work ready.”

Enabling Enterprise is an award-winning social enterprise set up by a team of experienced teachers. 

It supports schools by providing specialist training and resources to enable teachers to explicitly teach their students essential skills.

Awarded through the North West Construction Hub Medium Value Framework in 2016, the schools programme has already seen ISG deliver two schools in the first phase, with a further nine schools in the second phase.