The School: Southern Road Primary

Southern Road primary school in Newham are an Enabling Enterprise partner school, as such the students have had a lot of practice at using their teamwork and communication skills in their lesson time projects. This stood them in great stead as every year group got ready for their challenge day.

The Challenge: A Day in Politics

With a general election fast approaching this challenge day lets students explore the mechanisms of democracy and have a chance to advocate for issues that affect them. By working in teams and effectively sharing their ideas the students take on the role of political leaders and challenge for victory in a real election.

The Results:

Students across the school looked to develop their teamwork as they worked together to win their elections. They shared ideas with each other and had lively debates before drafting their manifestos. It was in the manifestos that they demonstrated great problem solving skills as they looked at the problems society faces and came up with solutions with an explanation of what impact their ideas would have. Finally each class hosted a hustings so that every team’s political ideology could be heard before the final vote.

What they said:

  • “When something goes wrong you should stay positive and never give up.” – Student, Southern Road
  • “I want to be prime minister when I grow up because you get to have lots of debates. Debates are better than fighting because everyone gets to say what they think and it’s a fair way of making a decision.” – Student, Southern Road

Well done to everyone at Southern Road who was involved.

Enabling Enterprise are working in partnership with schools and businesses to support students to build enterprise skills and aspirations. Find out more by contacting us.

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