The School: Matchborough First School

Year 3 from Matchborough First School have clearly been developing their enterprise skills and are ready to embark on their programme of Primary Enterprise in the West Midlands! Their commitment to skill development was evident on a recent trip to IBM Warwick when the 6- and 7-year old students impressively demonstrated their creativity and Problem Solving in the workplace environment.

The Business: IBM Warwick

IBM is one of the most famous information technology companies in the world. It now focuses on generating innovative solutions for business problems far more than on producing hardware.

The Challenge: Tech-xperts

Following a crash course in coding and a tour of IBM’s office space, students were full of ideas on how to make life for the staff at IBM that little bit better. After sharing ideas during team meetings, all of the groups were ready to solve a range of problems with a useful app!

The Results:

Working against the clock, teams came up with imaginative and exciting new apps. Team points stayed close throughout the day with a healthy level of competition between teams, but all students displayed their best Staying Positive and overcame the challenges that came their way thanks to expert Problem Solving. The range of ideas they came up with, including a fire alarm app, made the judges’ task a difficult one at the end of the day when it came to deciding which app they would be prepared to use in their day-to-day lives.

What they said:

  • “It was a fantastic experience for the children. We learned lots of useful skills.” – Teacher, Matchborough First School
  • “A really engaging day with lots of information. The children really seemed to enjoy themselves.” – Volunteer, IBM
  • “I liked everything – it was so much fun! I’ve learned to listen carefully.” – Student, Matchborough First School

Thanks to IBM for such a great trip day, and to Year 3 from Matchborough First School for coming along.

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