The School:

Old Moat is in their second year working with Enabling Enterprise. Previously, students have been busy developing their Enterprise Skills by taking part in employer visits to top businesses in Manchester. Last year they also investigated a mysterious crime scene that really stretched their Problem Solving. Today’s challenge was a fantastic opportunity for students from Year 1 to Year 6 to put those same Enterprise Skills to the test.

The Challenge: Future Transport

Over the course of the day, students were Working in a Team to research, design, build and test a new form of transport for the future. They were set the challenge from Ronnie the Robot who’d travelled back in time to explain what the world would be like many years in the future. Whilst Early Years were Working in a Team to build a range of futuristic rockets, teams throughout the school applied their Problem Solving and Staying Positive skill through a series of challenges designed to put their skills to the test.

All teams excelled at Using Imagination so it was no surprise that the adults were keen to reward the budding entrepreneurs with countless points throughout the challenge. At the end of the day, students tested each other’s designs and practised their presenting by Sharing Ideas in front of the class.

What they said:

  • “Those skills are so important for what they want to do in life, that’s why the projects with Enabling Enterprise tie in so well with what we do.” – Head Teacher
  • “I was really impressed with your Problem Solving today: it was nice to see people thinking like engineers.” – Teacher
  • “I liked the part when we designed our transport, that was fun. I thought it was easy because we combined everyone’s ideas and we took the best bits to come up with our final design.” – Student

Thanks to everyone for such a great Challenge 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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