The School: Ambler Primary School

Ambler Primary School are in their first year of working with Enabling Enterprise. With Year 5 and 6 students having already made trips to Eversheds and UBS, today was an opportunity for the rest of the school to dig their teeth into enterprise education for the first time. Following on from today’s challenge the school will be off timetable for enterprise week when classes will be undertaking projects such as Legal Eagles and Community Cafe to further hone their 8 challenge skills.

The Challenge: Operation Moonbase

A special introductory assembly set the scene and it was clear from the outset that all were keen to make a great start. The Ambler students, demonstrating their Listening Carefully skills, heard how they had been set the challenge to design and make a new society on a far off moon in outer space. All the teams were tasked with choosing a suitable crew, designing a new animal and building their cities to persuade people to join them on their new moonbase.

The Results:

For a first experience of an Enabling Enterprise Challenge Day, the students responded incredibly well to the fast-paced day. From the off, groups were Sharing Ideas about the potential crew candidates – their jobs and skills were discussed and decisions were made. Imaginations ran wild when designing new animals– with some teams taking a realistic approach by combining the qualities of a variety of animals, while others created magical animals with features such as rejuvenating candy floss wings. Teams, busy designing new exciting cities worked to tight deadlines, stayed positive to solve problems together and, it was noted how engaged all students were in the challenge. Key skills were developing and some mature reflections indicated the students recognised key focus areas to improve on during their Enterprise Week.

What they said:

  • “The resources are so easy to use, I can focus on facilitating the learning and the skills being developed and making sure the children understand everything fully.” – Teacher, Year 4
  • “Being a good leader, doesn’t mean being bossy, it means understanding your team.” – Student, 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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