The School: Jessop Primary School

Jessop Primary School in Herne Hill, South London have been developing students’ enterprise skills this year through Lesson-Time Projects for students in Years 1 to 4. On this trip, student council representatives from Year 2 – 6 got the opportunity to test out their skills outside of school.

The Business: Barratt London, London

Barratt London are part of Barratt Developments plc, one of the largest residential property development companies in the United Kingdom. Today, students were joining Barratt London at their new development in Battersea. An iconic riverside building, Lombard Wharf will offer 134 one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments with impressive views across London. Students got to see a live construction site in action and meet professionals from a range of roles in the construction industry.

The Challenge: Brilliant Builds

The team at Barratt London set the students of Jessop a challenge: could they redevelop a brownfields site called ‘Bogsby’ and plan how to turn it into something the community would really love? The students had to listen carefully to the needs and wants of the community members and take top tips on construction during their site tour before beginning their build. Would they be good enough to impress our judges at the end of the day?

The Results:

The two mixed-year groups from Jessop worked incredibly hard to complete their builds on time, demonstrating outstanding Leading skills. They used lots they had learnt from their expert volunteers from Barratt London, as well as Sharing Ideas with each other. When time was up, judges were hugely impressed by the thoughtful designs, creative building techniques and pitch-perfect presentations.

What they said:

  • “It has been a really great day, a fantastic opportunity for them to see something so different and work together across year groups.” – Assistant Headteacher, Jessop Primary School
  • “I liked being the leader in my group and I liked it when everything worked because we had talked about it.” – Student, Year 2
  • “I was really impressed with what they did in the time they had, and how confident they were by the end of the day.” – Volunteer, Barratt London

Thanks to Barratt London for such a great trip day, and to Years 2 to 6 from Jessop Primary School for coming along.

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