The School: Normanton All Saints CE Infant School

Working with Enabling Enterprise for the first time, Normanton All Saints CE Infant School were keen to engage students in the NSPCC Number Day through Enabling Enterprise’s Future Transport Challenge Day. With a focus upon the students Maths skills, the school chose Future Transport as an avenue to test the pupils counting and measuring skills whilst introducing them to the eight Enterprise Skills.

The Challenge: Future Transport

Working in a Team the pupils in Foundation, Year 1 and 2 were set the task of researching, designing, resourcing and creating a form of transport that could meet the demands of the varied and extreme environments of our future world. Problem Solving and Using Imagination were two key skills that were tested alongside their Maths skills when the students had to design and then buy resources to create their models from the junk modelling shop. Such a combination of skills brought about some fantastic designs and made the decision of who would represent their class in the judging assembly at the end of the day a difficult task.

The Results:

As the classes from all the year groups entered the hall at the end of the day, the judging panel were faced with an array of well-constructed and well-considered models: a bus with an in-built lift to take passengers from ground floor to high-rise office level; a tiger-boat that would fend off predators in the dangerous jungle and a hybrid car and plane. As each group presented their form of transport to the judging panel, they were able to answer a range of questions that measured their eight Enterprise Skills and showed how they had been Listening Carefully to understand what was needed in future transport. The teams were clearly i>Sharing Ideas and Staying Positive to fight for the judges favour and be awarded first, second or third place in the day’s Future Transport challenge. Well done to the winning teams and well done to all groups on a fantastic display of Maths and Enterprise Skills.

What they said:

  • “The children are having a great time. They are so excited about constructing their models and it has been brilliant getting them to work together to cooperate as a team.” – Teacher, Year 2
  • “I like doing this and showing what we have made in our team.” – Student, Year 1

Well done to everyone who was involved.

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