The School: Wormholt Park Primary

A long-standing partner of Enabling Enterprise, Wormholt Park Primary, in the London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham, has been expertly developing eight core enterprise skills in their students for the third year in a row. They have been doing this not only through a great range of Lesson-Time Projects in school but also on business trips to top employers across London. The school has also taken part in a series of stretching Challenge Days to put their enterprise skills to the test. And so today was the opportunity for all students in Key Stages 1 and 2 to show off their Working in a Team and Leading skills. Let’s find out how they did.

The Challenge: A Day in Politics

With a focus on British values and democracy, the Wormholt Park students were challenged to set up their very own political parties from scratch, devising manifestos, generating campaign materials and ultimately presenting at hustings before a final ballot! It was clear from the onset that all teams were full of ambition when they tackled some of the big problems in our society, especially in the education sector, healthcare and environmental issues. The students’ sound knowledge of the British political system was impressive as they were able to share the goings on inside the Houses of Parliament.

The Results:

Throughout the day, the aspiring politicians clearly demonstrated they meant serious business, choosing to debate about big topics such as ‘Should children under the age of 10 be able to vote?’ They also showed amazing knowledge on current affairs and environmental issues, which meant their ideas were naturally high quality. Once their newly-formed political policies were set up with promotional stash and persuasive speeches, it was time for the young politicians to convince their peers why they should win the all-important election that concluded their busy enterprising day. It was heart-warming to witness their determination, and so it was no surprise that teachers and EE staff alike were proud to award all the teams countless points for all the skills they displayed on this challenge.


What they said:

  • “To be honest they’ve worked better in their teams this year and I think it’s because we’ve been doing the Enabling Enterprise projects all year, embedding them into our cross-curricular activities.” – Teacher, Year 1
  • “The programme, when it’s done properly, has such an impact on the kids – so good!” – Deputy Headteacher
  • “Teamwork is making sure everyone is in a positive attitude and feels included.” – Student, Year 5

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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