The School: The Winns Primary School

The Winns Primary School are in their first year of working with Enabling Enterprise. They kicked off their enterprise programme with an exciting Challenge Day at the start of the year where Key Stage 1 students became crime scene investigators and Key Stage 2 students were challenged to set up a brand new society on a distant planet. Today, ten Year 5 students had the opportunity to further develop their enterprise skills on an engaging business trip to Forward3D.

The Business: Forward3D, London

Forward3D helps top brands stay visible online. For example Forward3D helps British Airways, Gucci and John Lewis advertise and reach customers over the internet. This may be through adverts before a You Tube video starts or by making sure certain brands come up when you do a Google search. The company employs over 250 people across offices in London, New York, Shanghai, Soul and Tokyo.

The Challenge: Imaginative Inventors

The Year 5 children were placed in teams to become technology companies that were required to design and advertise a unique gadget for the employees at Forward3D. On a tour of the offices the teams carried out useful market research in order to understand what gadgets the employees needed to make their lives easier. With so many problems to solve, the teams wasted no time when it came to coming up with ideas for exciting new gadgets which served multiple functions.

The Results:

Each team produced a futuristic gadget that would really make the lives of Forward3D employees easier, from snack robots to massage chairs to a personal desk organiser. The Winns students really showed off their creativity in their gadget design ideas and also did a brilliant job of sharing these ideas in a bright and engaging visual format. The Forward3D judges were so impressed by the gadgets that they have kept the designs to inspire their staff!

What they said:

  • “Brilliant for students to have the opportunity to work collaboratively and creatively and to have the experience of presenting at the end.” – Teacher, The Winns Primary School
  • “It was a really rewarding experience and so satisfying to explain your job to a 10-year old and that they get what you do and understand it; some of my friends don’t even get that!” – Volunteer, Forward3D
  • “It was so cool to talk to all the people when we went on the tour and see what they do. I like gaming and the IT people said I could work in their team one day!” – Student, The Winns Primary School

Thanks to Forward3D for such a great trip day, and to Year 5 from The Winns Primary School for coming along.

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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