The School: Crab Lane Primary School

Crab Lane Primary School are in their second year of working with Enabling Enterprise. The year 3 students began the year with the Operation Moonbase Challenge Day and have continued to develop their enterprise skills by completing the ‘Food Glorious Food’ Lesson-Time Project. Today they were at ISG to showcase their Working in a Team and Using Imagination skills.

The Business: ISG, Manchester

ISG is an international construction services company delivering both fit-out and construction. Pupils from Crab Lane Primary School made the short journey to ISG’s impressive and stylish offices at Exchange Quay and were supported by the company’s volunteers to become designers and builders.

The Challenge: Terrific Towers

The Salford skyline provided much inspiration for the pupils as they took on the Terrific Towers Challenge. Could they create a new landmark for Manchester in the form of a tall, strong tower the city would be proud of? To succeed in this challenge, the teams would have to stretch their Problem Solving skills. A trip around the exciting and stimulating ISG office served as a great warm-up and the pupils were soon raring to go.

The Results:

Year 3 showed fantastic Aiming High and used their imaginations to the highest standard. From bridges to bears, they took inspiration from a wide range of suggestions and shared their ideas in order to decide on a striking and eye-catching theme. They took it in turns to become leaders and were Listening Carefully not only to each other but also to their expert volunteers, who were brilliant support to all teams throughout the day. Soon the room was awash with tall towers that were standing firm. Despite the tight deadlines, teams were Staying Positive and continued to problem solve as additions to the towers made them rock and sway. Thankfully every team succeeded in producing a truly terrific tower they were extremely proud of before making an impassioned and persuasive speech about why theirs was the best. The judges had a tough choice deciding on a winner.

What they said:

  • “The trip gave the pupils the chance to develop their Staying Positive skills. The task was fast-paced and they needed to work together and not give up. This encouraged them more and they did a great job.” – Teacher, Crab Lane
  • “The trip today was a great success. The challenge gave us an opportunity to support the pupils as they worked in teams. It was amazing to see how they threw themselves into it and supported one another to get the job done.” – Volunteer, ISG
  • “I’m really proud of the tower we built today. We worked together and listened to each other’s ideas and it was great to be at ISG because we got loads of ideas from the volunteers and from looking out the windows and seeing all the buildings around Salford Quays.” – Student, Crab Lane

Thanks to ISG for such a great trip day, and to Year 3 from Crab Lane 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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