The School: Priory Primary School

Priory Primary in Dudley are in their first year of working with Enabling Enterprise. Back in November, Year 3 had a chance to practise their Problem Solving and Aiming High skills on a business trip to an engineering consultancy firm. Today students from Key Stages 1 and 2 excitedly put all eight of the enterprise skills to the test in a unique challenge echoing the values they promote: Aspirations, Resilience and Working together’. Planet Earth is getting overcrowded, and the solution to that problem lays with them. Little did they know today’s mission was going to stretch their imagination and teamwork skills beyond what they had ever imagined.

The Challenge: Operation Moonbase

A very special assembly set the students on a mission right at the start of the day: to create a new civilisation on a distant moon. With their imagination ‘hats’ on, they had to use their problem-solving skills to decide which crew members to take with them based on their jobs and skills. Meanwhile, Key Stage 1 were creating some unique Alien juice before designing friendly creatures they could live with in their new environment. Aiming high and using cross-curricular knowledge students turned their dream city into reality for the citizens of Utopia.

The Results:

Working within very tight deadlines, students took on a variety of roles as managers, designers, architects, and builders, to name a few. At the end of the day, teams prepared, rehearsed and gave persuasive presentations to showcase all of their hard work in a bid to win votes for the best ideas. Which Moonbase would their friends and teachers want to travel to?

Both school staff and EE staff witnessed such enthusiasm and high-calibre teamwork throughout the day that it was a tough job deciding which moonbase was the most impressive.

What they said:

  • “I’m loving the day! The quality of their discussions is brilliant, especially in this class because they’re usually quite quiet.” – Year 5 Teacher, Priory Primary School
  • “It wasn’t always easy to agree with each other all day, but instead of falling apart we worked as a team and we compromised because we still wanted our moonbase to look awesome with everyone’s ideas.” – Year 6 Student, Priory Primary School
  • “The best thing about today was to use our imagination because it’s not often we use it so much in school.” – Year 4 Student, Priory Primary School

A huge 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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