The School: Salisbury Primary School

Today, at Forward3D, we were joined by students from Salisbury Primary School in Newham, London. Having worked with Enabling Enterprise for a few years, the students have great experience with the Lesson-Time Projects, Challenge Days and enterprise skills. Alongside their ‘Trash to Treasure’ and ‘Design Company’ projects this Spring, today was an excellent opportunity for 10 Year 3 and Year 4 students to put their enterprise skills to the test with a day of challenges focusing on the world of technology and communication.

The Business: Forward3D, London

Forward3D helps top brands stay visible online. For example, Forward3D helps British Airways, Gucci and John Lewis advertise and reach customers over the internet. This may be through paid adverts before a YouTube video starts or appearing at the top of a Google search. The company employs over 250 people across offices in London, New York, Shanghai, Soul and Tokyo.

The Challenge: Tech-Xperts

The students split into teams to learn how computers communicate through algorithms and related this to communication in the workplace. They explored the different barriers companies may face when communicating. They were then given their brief to design an app to aid communication for employees at Forward3D. Once they had designed their app, its name and logo, they then presented their ideas in a Technology Exhibition.

The Results:

The students started the day off by finding out all they could about Forward3D and the work of the volunteer who joined them. They asked questions relating to the business itself, their specific jobs and the essential skills required to work at Foward3D. They were then given the opportunity to explore the offices in an interactive tour of the workplace. Now armed with valuable information, the students were keen to then get creative. They came up with new app ideas to aid communication not only between employees within the office, but also for those working remotely from home and across the world in different time zones. The teams came up with Tick Talk: an app which supports employees to communicate with colleagues in different time zones; and Translation Genius: which will support Forward3D to communicate with employees and clients across the world.

What they said:

  • “They have come up with some amazing ideas. They can’t wait to share what they have come up with back at school.” – Teacher, Salisbury Primary
  • “The children from Salisbury have been such a breath of fresh air in the office. We have loved having them here.” – Volunteer, Forward3D
  • “One of our team members were nervous, so we showed that we were there to support her which gave her a boost of confidence during the presentation.” – Student, Salisbury Primary

Thanks to Forward3D for such a great trip day, and to Years 3 and 4 from Salisbury Primary school for coming along.

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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