The School: Lavender Primary School

Lavender Primary School in Enfield have been working with Enabling Enterprise over a number of years to develop their students’ Primary Enterprise skills. Last year they took part in the “Business in a Day” Challenge Day where they set up and ran their own souvenir shops for the Rio Olympic Games. This year the whole school embarked on a new challenge with a special focus on Working in a Team and Using Imagination.

The Challenge: Operation Moonbase

Planet Earth has reached a critical point with issues such as overcrowding and pollution forcing change. Luckily, the Lavender Primary students were future-focused 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 showed their vast Using Imagination skills to design a new species of animal before Working in a Team to the highest standard 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:

  • “The regular curriculum fails to give the children an opportunity to develop life skills. Enabling Enterprise’s programmes fill the gap brilliantly.” – Teacher, Year 5
  • “It’s hard working in a team but it’s good when you do it because everyone helps out.” – Student, Year 2
  • “I want to change my whole room to Utopia!” – Student, Year 3

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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