The School:

De Lacy is in their first year working with Enabling Enterprise. Previously, students in Year 9 have been busy developing their Enterprise Skills by engaging in the ‘Business in a Day‘ Challenge, winning trip places to local employer partner. Today’s challenge was a fantastic opportunity for students from Year 8 to put their Enterprise Skills to the test and join last year’s Year 9 students on the up and coming business trip.

The Challenge: Operation Moonbase

Over the course of the day, students used their Working in a Team skills to establish a new society on a distant moon called Utopia. A series of challenges required teams to use their Enterprise Skills, particularly practising their Problem Solving, Using Imagination and Listening Carefully. Teams needed to select a crew to support them on their mission, then establish the laws that will govern their society before finally creating a model of their own dream city. The day culminated in a series of persuasive pitches at the Intergalactic Trade Fair which gave each team the opportunity to show off their fantastic ideas.

What they said:

  • “The students have got really involved in the day and enjoyed designing and building the new society. They have worked well in their teams as well.” – Teacher
  • “I was really impressed with the way another team listened to each other and all shared different ideas. We then did the same.” – Student
  • “I have aimed high today and worked hard to do all the tasks with not much time. We stayed positive and made sure we got them done.” – 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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