The School: Salisbury Primary School

Students in Years 3 and 4 at Salisbury Primary School in Newham had previously completed Enabling Enterprise lesson time projects to recycle everyday items into toys and design their own chocolate brand. As such they were the school experts in using enterprise skills as Years 1-6 all took part in the same challenge.

The Challenge: A Day in Politics

The students and teachers began the day in their House of Commons seating and were set the task of creating the next political party of tomorrow. They were passionate about the future of their country and excited about applying their skills of creativity, persuasion and resilience to become the next best Politicians. After learning about democracy, debating and current issues the political parties began preparing their manifestos.

The Results:

The teachers had done a great job preparing the classes for the challenge, students impressed from the start with a great knowledge of UK political parties in assembly. On returning to the well organised classrooms the students were led through each activity with great care and enthusiasm. It was the enthusiasm of the day that really carried from classroom to classroom infusing the whole school all day. At the end of the day every class held an election, sharing their ideas on how to best improve the country and trying to convince the rest of the class to vote for their ideas. All day students were great at working together and supporting each other through the activities coming up with really imaginative ideas for some of society’s issues.

What they said:

  • “This is one of the most useful teaching tools in the world.” – Teacher, Salisbury
  • “We believe our team is the best because we all worked really hard and tried our best.” – Student, Salisbury

Well done to everyone 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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