The School: Crab Lane Primary School

Located in Blackley, to the north of Manchester, Crab Lane is a two-form entry primary school in their second year of working with Enabling Enterprise. The Year 3 undertook Operation Moonbase to blast off this year’s programme. The Enterprise Skills they developed today will shortly be put to use once more when they take a business trip in November.

The Challenge: Operation Moonbase

Operation Moonbase challenges the pupils to be managers and select the crew they would take to a new planet, to be designers and invent an imaginative animal that will support human survival and to be architects who design their own city. Over the course of the day the students put their listening skills to good use as they shared ideas and worked as a team to create their new civilisations.

The Results:

All the students’ hard work culminated in a highly successful Intergalactic Space Fair where the students became advertisers in order to persuade their class mates to come and live in their city. Finally, after a close ballot the winning team were selected and the students who had shown the most progress in each of the Enterprise Skills were awarded.
Overall a fantastic day! Well done to all who took part!

What they said:

  • “The Challenge really improved the students ability to work in a team.” – Teacher, Crab Lane Primary School
  • “You could definitely see the pupils’ confidence grow as the day went on.” – Teacher, Crab Lane Primary School
  • “I have developed my skills of using my imagination by having to design an animal that could do anything!” – Student, Crab Lane 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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