The Schools: William Tyndale Primary and Oak Hill Academy

Located in the London borough of Islington, William Tyndale Primary School have been developing their enterprise skills for a number of years, both inside and outside the classroom. They have taken part in a range of lesson-time projects, Challenge Days and business trips and have become well-accustomed to using skills such as Sharing Ideas and Listening Carefully.

Based in the West London borough of Hounslow, Oak Hill Academy got to experience working with Enabling Enterprise for the first time on this trip to London Business School. Students were introduced to the eight enterprise skills and applied them during the Imaginative Inventors challenge.

The Business: London Business School, London

London Business School offers world-class business masters and non-masters degrees for postgraduates, giving them the advantage of global links and international recognition. Their programmes have been given the accolade of being amongst the world’s best, according to the Financial Times. Today, two LBS Student Ambassadors were on hand to help the aspiring entrepreneurs hone in on Problem Solving and Using Imagination. Let’s see how they got on…

The Challenge: Imaginative Inventors

Students were set the challenge of designing unique, forward-thinking gadgets to make the lives of students at London Business School easier. During a tour of the campus, students listened carefully to identify any challenges that the students at the business school faced. With several problems identified, students wasted no time in developing technological solutions with multiple functions to solve the problems they had researched.

The Results:

Students worked diligently in their teams, racing against the clock to create detailed designs of their gadgets. There were an assortment of technological developments including eye recognition gadgets to replace student ID cards and teleporting devices to get students to classes on time. The day ended with judges exploring the trade fair of gadgets as each team presented. The judges commented that they were very impressed with the levels of professionalism students displayed during their presentations.

What they said:

  • “It was a fantastic opportunity for students to work in teams especially with students from another school” – Teacher, William Tyndale Primary School
  • “I was particularly impressed with how articulate and confident the students where when they presented their gadgets in the trade fair ” – Student Ambassador, London Business School
  • “It was challenging to put our ideas together but we took turns to add to the design and were able to make something great” – Student, Oak Hill Academy

Thanks to London Business School for such a great trip day, and to Year 5 from William Tyndale Primary School and Oak Hill Academy 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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