The School: Priestmead Primary School

Priestmead Primary School in Harrow are in their second year of working with Enabling Enterprise on the Partner Primary programme. Last year they ran a whole-school Greetings Card Challenge Day where teams set up and ran their own card company and had to use their creativity and teamwork skills. This year, Priestmead undertook the Crime Scene Challenge which again tested students’ enterprise skills, especially teamwork and problem-solving. This year, all year groups will also be completing enterprise projects in curriculum time to reinforce these key skills.

The Challenge: Crime Scene Challenge

On the Crime Scene Challenge Priestmead students worked in teams as police detectives to solve the crime of the “sugar snatcher” who had come into school early that morning and stolen all the chocolate! Throughout the morning, students had to use their problem-solving skills to find and analyse different pieces of evidence in order to work out the true identity of the “sugar snatcher”.

The Results:

Priestmead students really impressed Enabling Enterprise staff with their excellent problem-solving skills which they used to make links between all the evidence they had seen and anything they already knew about the four suspects. In the afternoon, the teams rose to the challenge of presenting back who their main suspect was, using their sharing ideas skill. Throughout the day, it was brilliant to see such great teamwork from across the year groups with team members supporting each other and listening carefully to everyone in their team.

What they said:

  • “I’ve been very impressed by the teamwork today – this is something my class struggled with in the past but I saw them really listening to each other today.” – Teacher, Year 6
  • “We have been using our problem-solving skills to use all the clues to work out who took all the chocolate.” – Student, Year 3

Well done to everyone who was involved.

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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