The School: Beech Hill Primary

Beech Hill Primary School, located in Luton, are now into their second year of working with Enabling Enterprise. The school has previously participated in the Greetings Card Challenge Day with their Year 6 pupils and enjoyed an exciting trip to Central St Martin’s Art School in Kings Cross. This time around, Year 6 pupils geared up to understand more about British values through becoming politicians for a Day in Politics.

The Challenge: Day in Politics

The students started by coming up with a memorable name for their political party before taking part in the “Politics Quiz” which tested their problem-solving skills. Later on in the day they had to decide which areas of society their political party wanted to help and Beech Hill students successfully did this by sharing their ideas within their teams and making sure they listened to what everyone had to say.

The Results:

It was fantastic to see how all the pupils got stuck into the challenge with such maturity and enthusiasm. It was clear from the hustings that each group really cared about their manifesto ideas and had thought carefully about the needs of others in the county. From the beginning to the end of the day so much learning had taken place and all the pupils left with a deeper understanding of why politics is so important in society.

What they said:

  • “The children have been so enthusiastic! They have developed their teamwork skills and independence over the course of the day. It’s been great to stand back and let them get on with it, especially listening to their opinions about how to tackle some big issues.” – Teacher, Beech Hill Primary
  • “I think politics is important because if we didn’t have it our country wouldn’t be able to work properly. I’ve learnt that politicians need to be good at teamwork, especially when they are debating. They also need to be able to listen to other peoples’ ideas” – Student, Beech Hill 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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