The School: The Winns

Located in the London Borough of Waltham Forest, The Winns Primary School has been working with Enabling Enterprise for the second year running to develop eight core enterprise skills in their students. They have been doing a variety of Lesson-Time Projects and employer visits to top businesses across London such as Argos and White Stuff. They have also taken part in several Challenge Days as a whole school: for example, on their ‘Day in Politics’ students created political parties from scratch, complete with manifestos and an election at the end of the school day! Today was the opportunity for all students in Key Stages 1 and 2 to put the entrepreneurs’ skills to the test once more. Let’s find out how they did.


The Challenge: Level Up!

Over the course of the day, students delved into the world of gaming whilst Working in a Team to design and code a new computer game, set in their very own school! The students used all eight of the enterprise skills, reflecting on their school values – namely Learning, Achieving, Caring and Sharing – whilst teams also researched computer games and coded a platform game that showcases what makes their school great.

The Results:

The Winns students were simply excellent with their Using Imagination and Aiming High skills as they designed, developed and previewed their new game ideas for an EE Game Expo at the end of the day. Some of their ideas included a game set by Year 6 on the whole rooftop of the school, while a few teams in Year 1 opted for a more acrobatic style on the climbing frame. The day culminated with classes Sharing Ideas when they presented their gaming project to their audience. The teachers were very proud and impressed with their skills, so it was no surprise the scoreboards in each classroom were filled with enterprise points for all teams!


What they said:

  • “Today has been so immersive and they’re completely engaged from the beginning.” – Teacher, Year 6
  • “Compared to our previous Challenge Day, this time there are more people sharing ideas, even from the quieter ones. I think it’s because this relates to their world a lot more.” – Teacher, Year 1
  • “Our EE day is going great. We’ve just designed the character. The best bit is creativity and imagination!” – Student, Year 6

Well done to the students and staff at The Winns.

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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