The School: Chase Side Primary School

Chase Side Primary have been working with Enabling Enterprise for the past three years. Their expert enterprise skills have already shown in their lesson time projects, for example when they redesigned their school’s building, or when they created a new brand of chocolate bar from scratch. They also took part on business trips where people from the world of work have been impressed by some promising little entrepreneurs. With temperatures rising to new highs on Earth this early July, today was the ideal opportunity for the whole school to put their challenge skills to the test in this one very special challenge.

The Challenge: Operation Moonbase

The day started with an assembly which set the students on a mission to create a brand new society on a moon that has just been discovered. After taking on the roles of young managers, all students had to use both their teamwork and their problem solving skills to select an ideal crew then come up with a brand new species of animal, which would help them live well on their moonbase.

The Results:

Students also took on the role of architects to design a whole city from scratch, which they had to build and bring to life within tight deadlines. Throughout the day, creativity and originality were certainly noticed and rewarded both by teachers and EE staff as all teams were using their imagination at a high standard. Teamwork points were flying high too, especially as some team captains succeeded in their efforts to keep their team positive.

The challenge culminated in a thriving Intergalactic Trade Fair, where students aimed high in a spirit of healthy competition to persuade their peers to vote for their new civilisation. Given the quality of their presentations, it was clear that students had become experts at sharing ideas, with most of them shining out as confident entrepreneurs.

What they said:

  • “Their teamwork skills have clearly developed over the course of the day, and when there were issues, the fact that they were in mixed teams helped resolve those problems. They have also learned to listen to each other much better and compromise as a team.” – Teacher, Chase Side Primary
  • “We took turns at Leading because we thought it was the best way to use everybody’s skills in our team.” – Student, Chase Side Primary

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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