The School: Christ Church CE Primary

Located in the London Borough of Brent, Christ Church CE is a one-form entry school in their first year of working with Enabling Enterprise. The school’s values and motto tie in closely with Aiming High, and so today’s challenge was very fitting to put the students’ enterprise skills to the test, especially honing in on Working in a Team and Using Imagination. Let’s find out how they got on.

The Challenge: Creative Spaces

The day kicked off with a special assembly explaining that students had been set the challenge of designing a brand new community arts centre for their local area. Year 1 to Year 6 set off to come up with creative but practical designs, Working in a Team to ensure that every team member had a role and felt part of the design process. From the outset, it was quite clear that every single team had countless imaginative ideas to show off – the excitement, creativity and enthusiasm were palpable. After the aspiring architects finished designing their arts centres, the students then had to present their ideas to a planning committee with the intention of persuading them that their design would be the most fitting and the most successful centre for the local area.

The Results:

The day was full of mini-challenges for all teams, but the students were brilliant at Staying Positive despite the difficulties that came their way, and the tight deadlines they worked against. They worked exceptionally well together, and their ideas got more refined and more creative as they added special features, being very forward-thinking in their Problem Solving. The 3D models they created for their community were a real testament to how good they were at Listening Carefully to each other to make sure their project was unique. Teachers were thoroughly impressed with the Enterprise Skills in use in their classrooms, so much so that scoreboards were full of points rewarding the teams’ successes throughout the day. The students made it a really tricky task indeed for the adults in each classroom to pick an overall winning team!

What they said:

  • “This is so cool! Where were all these projects when I was at school?” – Teacher Assistant, Year 2
  • “I was reading about project-based learning recently and a day like is perfect to bring it all to life. It puts things in context, is very cross-curricular and there is a clear process and structure. I asked the children if they were enjoying themselves and I had 30 hands up.” – Teacher, Year 3
  • “The focus on the skills is perfect, especially with what they’ve been doing in their reading scheme.” – Teacher, Year 5
  • “Today has felt very easy for us – I love it!” – Teacher, Year 2
  • “If you’re an architect, the most important skill is teamwork because you get to put everyone’s ideas together.” – Student, Year 3
  • “When someone was a bit upset that their idea was not chosen, we made sure we picked something else that the whole team was happy with so that we all stayed positive.” – Student, Year 4

Well done to everyone who was involved.

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