The School: Stockwell Primary School

Stockwell Primary School are in their second year of working with Enabling Enterprise to develop their students’ key enterprise skills including Working in a Team and Problem Solving. In the Autumn term, the whole school completed their enterprise week and 30 students went on an enterprise trip to BuroHappold Engineering and today the year 5 students in the school had the chance to take part in their enterprise Challenge Day “Level Up!”.

The Challenge: Level Up!

Today the Stockwell students took on the roles of computer game designers and developers and were challenged to create a computer game based in their own school! Throughout the day students worked in teams to decide where in their school to base the game then design their game world and characters before thinking about how to code the movement of people and objects in their game.

The Results:

It was brilliant to see students Using their Imagination to design innovative new computer games with interesting characters, obstacles and environments. For example, one team designed a game to test the players’ resilience, as the players had to run the outdoor football pitch gauntlet three times, each time getting more difficult! At the end of the day, each team of game developers stood up and showed how confident they were at Sharing Ideas with brilliant presentations about the computer game they had invented to their class, before the winning teams from 5A, 5B and 5C presented to the tough Year 6 judges! In the end, Gold Gamers preview pipped ahead of Super Star Games and the Crazy Coders!

What they said:

  • “I don’t usually work with students from the other Year 5 classes, so today was challenging but I really enjoyed making a new game with them!” – Student, Year 5
  • “I was so nervous when I had to present to the Year 6 classes. I feel really proud that I’ve done it now.” – Student, Year 5
  • “It’s been fascinating to see the class working in teams, a skill they can sometimes really struggle with. They’ve flourished at certain tasks, especially when being creative. It has allowed me to see how different students really manage in different collaborative situations.” – Teacher, Year 5

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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