The School: Rotherhithe Primary School

Rotherhite Primary School is located in Southwark. They are in their first year of working with Enabling Enterprise, developing key enterprise skills in their students through a range of Lesson-Time Projects, employer visits to top businesses such as the UBS and London City Airport and most recently a Challenge Day! Today was a chance for the Key Stage 1 and 2 students to put their Working in a Team skills to the test, while Using Imagination for a stretching challenge. Let’s find out how they did!

The Challenge: Operation Moonbase

Planet Earth has reached a critical point with issues such as overcrowding and pollution calling for a change. Luckily, the Rotherhithe students were future-focussed in establishing a new society on the distant moon of Utopia which humans could move to. They applied their Problem Solving skills to choose an ideal space crew and Used Imagination to design a new species of animal before applying their highest standard in Teamwork to plan and build an entire city from scratch.

The Results:

Working to tight deadlines throughout the challenge, students thought carefully about how to delegate tasks so that everyone in their team contributed to the best of their abilities, showing fantastic Leading qualities. Through Working in a Team so effectively and Listening Carefully to each other, the teams were able to explore this challenge with great depth and enthusiasm. They were Aiming High when building their city maps and Staying Positive when problems arose. At the end of the challenge, teams worked seamlessly together to rehearse and confidently present a series of persuasive, articulate pitches, convincing their peers and their teachers that their plan for a new society was the best in the galaxy!

What they said:

    “It’s highlighted the need to focus on social and collaborative skills. I’ve been so impressed with the designs and conversations the students have had today.” – Teacher, Year 6

    “I’ve liked working with my friend. It means we can help each other.” – Student, Reception

    “It’s been useful for the students to use the skills in a very different context from their trip.” – Teacher, Year 5

Well done to all of Rotherhithe Primary School: you did yourselves proud!

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