The School: Crossley Street Primary School

In the heart of Wetherby, Crossley Street Primary school is a beautiful, rural school for 5-11 year olds. The school has just embarked upon their first year of Enterprise Education and is currently flying the flag Yorkshire enterprise as one of the district’s first enterprise schools. Their school’s mission, to enable all children to realise their full potential in preparation for a successful future life, is a mark of their dedication to building students’ enterprise skills and as they arrived in school proudly dressed in their house colours, it was clear they were Aiming High, determined to earn points for their house to win the day.

The Challenge: Operation Moonbase

Operation Moonbase was an exciting taste of futuristic life, as the students were set the challenge of developing a new society on Utopia. Working in a Team, the students were Aiming High, Being Creative and Problem Solving to decide their crew, design animals and create their 3D model of Utopia’s capital city. The day concluded with the ultimate test of confidence, as the students presented their work, Sharing Ideas on how to create a successful society and the skills that had learned through the course of the day. It was amazing to see every year group so proud of what they had achieved and so confident in telling the class how they had worked together to do it.

The Results:

What a result! As the parents arrived at the end of the day for the Parent Showcase, the students were elated to share what they had achieved through the course of the action packed day. There was a real buzz around the school as the classroom became a hive of discussion around the challenge and the skills the students had developed: with the truly impressive Year 2 class being able to remember the skills, such as, Using Imagination, Problem Solving and Staying Positive, and explain how they had used them. The celebration morning, the following day, was set to be a real success.

What they said:

  • “The day is faced paced and encourages students to aim high, work well as a team and problem solve to achieve a lot in a short space of time” – teacher, Year 5/Curriculum Leader
  • “It is important to remember to stay positive and encourage each other to do well.” – Student, Year 3

Well done to everyone who was involved. It was a truly inspiring day and a great start to Yorkshire enterprise at Crossley Street Primary School.

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 or visiting enablingenterprise.org

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