The School: The Winns Primary School

Located in Walthamstow, North London, The Winns Primary is a 4-form entry school in their first year of working with Enabling Enterprise. To kick off an exciting Enabling Enterprise programme, the whole school embarked on a stretching double challenge which would put students’ Enterprise skills to the test. Some of their students will have the opportunity to apply this in a business setting as they have been selected for a trip due next week.

The Key Stage 1 Challenge: Crime Scene Challenge

The students at The Winns Primary School began the day with a police briefing from Detective Alanna who told them about the ‘Sugar Snatcher’ and the crime of stealing chocolate they had committed. Students then had to work in teams to collect evidence and decide who the guilty suspect was. Throughout the day the teams had to Listen Carefully to each other and Share their Ideas in order to be successful police recruits and catch the ‘Sugar Snatcher’.

The Key Stage 2 Challenge: Operation Moonbase

The tone was set during an assembly which started the students on a mission to create a new society on a recently discovered moon. After taking on the roles of young managers, all students had to use both their Teamwork and Problem Solving skills to select an ideal crew before coming up with a brand new species of animal to help them thrive on their Moonbase. They later took on the roles of architects, designers and builders as they crafted their new environment from scratch, Aiming High for the human species.

The Results:

The detectives in Key Stage 1 worked really hard on Problem Solving all day. Some teams’ Listening skills led them to unequivocal conclusions, whilst other teams had suspicions on an accomplice for the ‘Sugar Snatcher’.
As for the space explorers in Key Stage 2, the challenge culminated in a thriving Intergalactic Trade Fair, where students Aimed High in the spirit of healthy competition to persuade their peers to vote for their new civilisation.
Altogether, it was clear that Winns’ students had made quite an impression both on teachers and EE staff, especially since this was their first ever Challenge Day.

What they said:

  • “I was pleasantly surprised at how some teams managed to stay positive despite the time constraints, and some students really showed excellent leadership skills, keeping their team on track.” – Teacher, The Winns Primary School
  • “I listened to my team even if I had different ideas.” – Year 1 Pupil, The Winns Primary School
  • “Being a manager isn’t always easy because you have to work around other people. You have to be good at what you’re doing and have confidence.” – Year 6 Student, The Winns 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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