The School: Darrick Wood Juniors

Students at Darrick Wood Junior School in Bromley, have been developing eight key enterprise skills with Enabling Enterprise through whole-school Challenge Days as well as employer visits to put those skills to the test. The school has a commitment to nurturing high aspirations for all, and so today was the chance for all the students to excel at Working in a Team in a one-of-a-kind challenge that was sure to see them ‘live their school lives to the full’.

The Challenge: Crime Scene

In a special assembly, the children learned that ‘The Sugar Snatcher’ had struck again: a criminal targeting schools across the country, stealing all the chocolate and sweet supplies from school kitchens and cupboards! Urgent help was needed to identify the culprit. Fortunately, the new police recruits from Darrick Wood Juniors were up for the job. Working together, they collected and analysed evidence, stretched their Problem Solving skills and focused on Staying Positive as their investigation took shape.

The Results:

Throughout the day, it was brilliant to see students of all ages making links between what they already knew about the suspects from their literacy work and the clues they were presented with, in order to close in on their prime suspect. The enterprising detective teams even stood up in front of their classes and presented their cases, showcasing the skills they used to the highest standard. Just as the teams were proudly totalling up the points they had earned for those skills, the day culminated with a shock confession from one of the suspects. Case closed!

What they said:

  • “It was a fantastic day! It has certainly challenged them in their teamwork skills and I think they worked together better than what I expected.” – Teacher, Year 3
  • “My favourite part today was visiting the crime scene. And also I liked working with my team because I knew I could ask them for help if I was stuck.” – Student, Year 5

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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