The School:

Unity Community Primary School is in their second year working with Enabling Enterprise. Previously, students have been busy developing their Enterprise Skills by taking part in a tricky ‘Crime Scene‘ Challenge Day. Today’s challenge was a fantastic opportunity for students from Year 1 to Year 4 to put their 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. Teams applied their Problem Solving and Staying Positive skill through a series of challenges designed to put their skills to the test. 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:

  • “I love some of the ideas that the kids came up with. At first they were just sticking copying the examples but they soon started to really use their imagination” – Teacher
  • “There was a point [a teamwork activity] and I thought, ‘They’re not going to be able to do this’ and I very nearly didn’t try, but when I did, it was amazing how well they coped and how much they realised that it was better taking something from everyone’s ideas” – Teacher
  • “It was really hard because we wanted to do the same thing but I wanted to be a good leader so I let my friend do it instead.” – Student
  • “It’s not as neat as we wanted [the prototype] but we only had a bit of time and it was better to get everything finished. Next time we won’t talk as much and get it done.” – Student, Year 4

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 enablingenterprise.org

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