The School: Our Lady’s Catholic Primary School

Based in Kitts Green, Birmingham, Our Lady’s Catholic Primary School are in their first year of working with Enabling Enterprise. They recently had their enterprise week, which was thriving with absolutely stunning designs, projects and businesses, from an Art Gallery in Reception and Year 1, to cafes in Year 2 selling tasty treats, to Year 3, who had turned ‘trash’ into treasure for their Toy Fairs. Year 4 had completely revamped the school library and introduced reading awards, Year 5 with their budding radio presenters created exciting podcasts, whilst Year 6 opened a range of businesses including a gym, a beauty salon and a cinema!

Back in the Autumn term, Year 6 had seen many would-be politicians emerge on their Day in Politics and so today, everyone was involved. Keen to aim even higher, it was the ideal opportunity for Our Lady’s students to put their challenge skills to the test in this 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 day culminated in an Intergalactic Trade presentations round 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:

  • “Children needed to develop their teamwork skills and that’s exactly what today has enabled them to do. I have also seen children aim high and stay positive as they were able to tackle issues and show resilience through the day.” – Teacher, Our Lady’s Catholic Primary School
  • “We came up with good solutions for our city and we felt proud when we presented it to the class as a team.” – Student, Our Lady’s Catholic Primary School

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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