The School: Lutley Primary School

Lutley Primary School, in Halesowen, have been working with Enabling Enterprise for two years. The school emphasize enterprise in their curriculum through whole-school Challenge Days. Last year they completed the Moon Base Challenge. The excitement and fun of this day was well remembered, motivating the children to approach this year’s challenge with enthusiasm. The whole school including EYFS participated, besides Years 2 and 6, who will complete the challenge together at a later date.

The Challenge: Greetings Card Challenge

The children were challenged to become card manufacturers and produce a range of greetings cards with a chosen theme Working in a Team. The teams decided a pricing category for their range, then had to buy the materials that they needed to make the cards from the EE shop. They could then sell their produce back to the shop in order to buy more materials, make more cards and make a profit.

The Results:

After using their imaginations to produce initial designs, some teams shared their ideas and agreed on one final design to mass produce. Other teams devised effective production strategies, sharing out the different roles in the manufacturing process. Despite varying approaches, all of the teams across the school produced creative, thoughtful cards, with many focusing on upcoming Father’s Day. With internal disputes arising from time to time, there was an especially noticeable improvement across the school in the children’s ability to solve problems within their teams and stay positive.

What they said:

  • “The children were struggling to solve problems and stay positive within their teams, but once they started making their cards, their skills really improved.” – Teacher, Year 4
  • “I think we’re working well in our team because we’re listening to each other taking each other’s advice.” – Student, Year 3
  • “It’s lovely to have the opportunity as a teacher to step back and observe how the class is working together.” – Teacher, Year 1

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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