The School: Forestdale Primary School

Forestdale Primary School is a long-standing partner of Enabling Enterprise. Last year the whole school participated in Operation Moonbase and this year the students in KS1 and KS2 took on a new enterprise challenge: A Day in Politics. They took part in the launch assembly by sharing the skills that would be needed for the challenges ahead.

The Challenge: A Day in Politics

In the build up to the General Election, students were keen to learn about politics and understand the big decision that British citizens will have to make. Students began the day in the Forestdale House of Commons, where they learnt about who sits where and explored the roles of different politicians. Back in class, students got into groups and established their political party names, colours and logos. They took part in a political debate, which really tested their Listening Carefully and Sharing Ideas skills, before writing their manifestos. The day came to a close with students Working in Teams to deliver their party political broadcasts.

The Results:

There was a fantastic buzz around the school on the day and all the teams took to the challenge particularly well. It was a great way for the children to think about all the different skills required to be a politician, such as leadership, problem solving and sharing ideas.

What they said:

  • “This was a great experience for the students in my class to work with students they wouldn’t normally work with and to watch them so engaged in all the challenges. They also learnt how to be effective team members.” – Teacher, Forestdale Primary School
  • “It has been really fun because we are doing different activities” – Student, Forestdale Primary School
  • “We sat in the House of Commons in the assembly and we could see what is was like and we saw each of the leaders of different parties” – Student, Forestdale Primary School
  • Well done to everyone who was involved.

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