The School: Vicarage Primary School

Vicarage Primary School are in their first year of working with Enabling Enterprise to develop their students’ enterprise skills such as Working in a Team and Staying Positive. Already this year, a group of 30 Year 3 and 4 children were lucky enough to go on a business visit to IBM where they tested their Using Imagination skills to build a brand new app. Today it was the turn of the whole-school to take part in A Day in Politics Challenge Day and after half-term all classes will be doing their own enterprise projects.

The Challenge: A Day in Politics

In A Day in Politics students work in teams to set up and run their own political parties. They practise debating, decide on their manifestos and then come up with all the promotional materials for their political party. At the end of the day each class has a hustings and then the students get to vote for the winning team. Throughout the day the students have to use their Working in a Team skills and Problem Solving to make fair and quick decisions.

The Results:

It was brilliant to see all students working so well in their political parties throughout the day and Using Imagination to come up with creative new ways to help the country and make it an even better place to live. The promotional materials produced by teams were very persuasive and eye-catching and showed how students had been Aiming High throughout the day.

What they said:

  • “Today really ties in with the theme of democracy we’ve been discussing. They are learning that everyone has a say but you don’t always get your own way.” – Teacher, Year 1
  • “We’ve learnt what politicians do today and why their jobs are so important. They work in teams to come up with ideas for helping us to live better.” – Student, Year 4

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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