The School:

South Rise Primary is in their second year of working with Enabling Enterprise. In school, students in Years 2 and 4 have been busy developing their Enterprise Skills by taking part in the ‘Crime Scene’ Challenge Day back in June. Today’s trip was a fantastic opportunity for students from Year 5 to put their Staying Positive and Problem Solving skills to the test, with the support from professional business volunteers.

The Business: JLL

Jones Lang LaSalle Incorporated, or JLL, is a professional services and investment management company specialising in real estate. JLL employ more than 58,000 people in more than 1,000 locations in 80 countries. Alongside construction, development and property management, JLL also offers a range of financial services.

The Challenge: Decisive Developers

The day started off with the students interviewing the volunteers to find out about their different roles, responsibilities and the Enterprise Skills required to do their jobs. Students then went on a tour of the premises, which allowed the teams to see the great variety of jobs available in the world of construction.
Taking on the role of Developers, students were then challenged to apply their Problem Solving skills to establish on which site to choose to build their new tall building. Taking the location and needs of the community on board, teams then worked together to build a tower using limited materials. During the build, the teams’ Staying Positive skills were put to the test as new challenges arose, which put the developers’ budgets under strain.
The day culminated in teams pitching their plan for development to the judges to see if their building was suitable for construction.

What they said:

  • “Sometimes a few of the students find it challenging to work in a team but they’ve been absolutely fantastic today” – Teacher
  • “My team were really shy at the start of the day and it was great to see them progress through the day. I’m really proud of them!” – Volunteer
  • “We were a great team today because we respected each other and took turns to share our ideas.” – Student
  • “Back in class, they’d argue if they worked in teams. I’m so impressed with how well they have got along with each other.” – Teacher

Thanks to everyone for such a great trip day!

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

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