The School: Darrick Wood Junior School

Darrick Wood Junior School in Orpington, Bromley are new to Enabling Enterprise this year, they are looking forward to starting their lesson time projects in January and have kick started their enterprise education with this exciting challenge day.

The Challenge: Greetings Card Challenge Day

Recapping on the key challenge skills, Darrick Wood Junior’s Headteacher Mr Kilgour reminded the students of how important the 4Rs would be for this challenge – to have resilience and relationships, and to be resourceful and reflective. The students were set the exciting challenge of creating their very own greetings card company and in order to succeed had to use their teamwork skills throughout the day. Through discussions and decision making it was important for teams to include everyone’s ideas into their final card design and to make sure their production line ran smoothly.

The Results:

Innovative greetings card companies popped up all over the school, with winter and New Year themes becoming a priority in order to cash in on the upcoming festive season. Some card companies created a comedy twist on the traditional Christmas dinner while others chose to create New Year’s cards to encourage people to take this opportunity to make a fresh start. Teams aimed high, only accepting the cards of highest quality and teachers were impressed with how well the teams worked independently to get the job completed on time.

What they said:

  • “This is a really useful day for them, they go through the process of getting feedback and improving on it, just like in real life” – Teacher, Darrick Wood Junior School
  • “Today I have worked so much better with other students in my class because we have listened to each others ideas.” – Y6 Student, Darrick Wood Junior 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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