The School:

The Willows Primary School is in their second year working with Enabling Enterprise. Later this term, students in years 3, 4 & 5 will be busy developing their Enterprise Skills by completing Lesson Time Projects. Two years ago the whole school passionately took on ‘A Day in Politics’ where children formed their very political parties from scratch, complete with manifestos and the all-important elections at the end of a buzzing enterprising school day. Today’s challenge was a fantastic opportunity for students from Year 3 and Year 5 to put their Enterprise Skills to the test.

The Challenge: Game On

The day started with each class being represented in the Olympics-style Opening Ceremony. Over the course of the day, students used their Working in a Team skills to design a brand-new sport that promoted a sense of community. By looking at current, popular sports, the students developed an understanding of how surfaces, equipment and people affect gameplay. Throughout the day, they also considered how sports can not only challenge a player’s physical ability but also put their enterprise skills to the test, such as Aiming High and Staying Positive

At the end of the day each team used their Sharing Ideas skills to present their new sport to the rest of their class, who then voted on the best idea.


What they said:

  • “It was great to see students who don’t normally participate much get really involved and contribute a lot.” – Teacher
  • “The pupils loved today, they were fully engaged and got a lot from the day.” – Teacher
  • “In the morning we argued a lot but then we realised that if we carried on like this we were all going to get in trouble and we wouldn’t get anything done. So, we decided to work together and we got much better and then we had so much fun.” – Student
  • “Although we chatted a lot, we got on with every task and we aimed really high so I’m very proud of my team.” – 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 enablingenterprise.org

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