The School: Redhill Primary School

Redhill Primary School located in Tyseley Birmingam joined forces with Enabling Enterprise earlier this academic year and have got their enterprise work off to a flying start with children taking part in lesson time projects and trips out to business to use and develop their enterprise skills in the workplace. Nursery to Year 6, eagerly awaited their first whole school challenge day – and it certainly ‘launched’ in the most positive way with an entertaining assembly. An alien joined in the fun!

The Challenge: Operation Moonbase

The enterprising students at Redhill, from the age of 3 – 11 years of age, were challenged by the United Nations to help set up a new Moonbase, to ease the issue of overcrowding here on Planet Earth. The children worked in teams to select the members of the crew that they would send on this exciting mission, and then used their imaginations and problem solving skills to design and build models of the city that the first inhabitants of their Moonbase would build. From Nursery to Year 6 there was no time to lose…

The Results:

The children faced the challenge admirably, sharing ideas and staying positive in order to make their decisions. The teamwork throughout the school was exemplary – leaders came to the fore encouraging and motivating their peers – and all aimed high to do the best job they possibly could. Enterprise skills were rewarded a plenty…and teachers and students alike agreed it had been a fast paced, fun day. Mission accomplished!

What they said:

  • “The children are sharing ideas and working together really well. I’m particularly pleased with one team, as they had an argument about who would be the leader, but after being encouraged to solve the problem themselves, within five minutes they were all hi-fiving each other! So good to see them sorting it for themselves!”- Teacher, Year 4
  • “I’m proud of my team for problem solving and staying positive. Two of us were struggling to build the dam for our Moonbase for forty minutes, but we persevered and succeeded in the end. It looks fab!” – Student, Year 4
  • “Bringing Nursery and Reception together to complete the challenge using the resources adapted for EYFS children has worked really well. The thorough planning and detailed resources provided by EE are integral to the success. I think the theme and the focus on skills is really helping the children to stay on task and achieve more. It’s been a super day.” – Teacher, EYFS
  • “Can we do this again tomorrow? I like it when we use our enterprise skills – it feels really grown up.” – Student, Year 5

Well done to everyone who was involved in this first challenge day – a super whole school team effort!

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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2 Responses to “Challenge Day: Redhill Primary School and Operation Moonbase”

  • Business Trip: Redhill Primary at LM Joint Venture in Birmingham « Enabling Enterprise Education February 15, 2018

    [...] part in a variety of challenges, including setting up a society on a new planet during their ‘Operation: Moonbase’ Challenge Day, and creating fitness classes as part of their Lesson-Time Projects for the local [...]

  • Business Trip: Redhill Primary and Ss John & Monica Catholic Primary at Birmingham Airport « Enabling Enterprise Education May 14, 2018

    [...] Redhill Primary School and Ss John & Monica Catholic Primary School have both been working in partnership with Enabling Enterprise for 2 years. In school, students at Redhill Primary School have been busy developing their essential skills by designing a new form of transport; whilst students at Ss John & Monica Catholic Primary School have been developing their essential skills by creating new political parties in their ‘Day in Politics‘ Challenge. Today’s trip was a fantastic opportunity for the 7- to 9-year olds to put their Using Imagination, Problem Solving and Working in a Team skills to the test with the support from Andy Holding, Corporate Responsibility Manager at Birmingham Airport. [...]

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