The Schools: Holly Park Primary School

Barnet-based Holly Park is a Partner Primary school with Enabling Enterprise. This means that they are committed to developing their students’ enterprise skills through engaging lesson-time Projects, exciting Challenge Days and inspiring Business Trips. The Year 3 students who attended today’s trip were particularly prepared to show off their skills after successfully setting up a card design company yesterday in their whole-school Challenge Day just yesterday.

The Business: Multiplex, London

Multiplex is a leading global contractor with expertise across the entire property sector, delivering landmark property and infrastructure assets for more than 50 years. They are currently working on projects in Bishopsgate, London and the students were welcomed to their offices by employees Amy and Callum.

The Challenge: Brilliant Builds

After an introduction to our volunteers and a chance to find out more about how they use the enterprise skills in their roles at Multiplex, the children were taken on a fantastic tour of the offices. The teams were then ready to take on the Brilliant Builds enterprise challenge. The area of Bogsby has a brownfield site in the centre of the community. Working in a Team, the challenge was to redevelop the land and create a space that would benefit the local people and the environment.

The Results:

Both teams needed to Listen Carefully to the needs of the people of Bogsby and ensure that the new development was environmentally friendly. After choosing several useful buildings, the students were busy constructing their model and Staying Positive as they had to stick to a strict time limit! The final models certainly showed how the teams excelled at Using Imagination before Sharing Ideas in a formal presentation which impressed the Multiplex judges.

What they said:

  • “It was such an inspiration for the children to see this type of office and actually start to understand what happens in the world of construction.” – Teacher, Holly Park Primary School
  • “The students were confident and spoke clearly when they presented, showing their ability in sharing ideas.” – Volunteer, Multiplex
  • “I was very proud that I aimed high all day. I really tried my best.” – Student, Holly Park Primary School

Thanks to Multiplex for such a great trip day, and to Year 3 from Holly Park Primary School for coming along.

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