The School:

E-Act Academy Blackley is in their first year working with Enabling Enterprise. Previously, students have been busy developing their Enterprise Skills visiting Mills and Reeve LLP in Manchester City Centre. Today’s challenge was a fantastic opportunity for students from Nursery to Year 6 to put their Enterprise Skills to the test.

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 design a new species of animal to benefit 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:

  • “I’ve been really surprised by the students. Some of those I would have expected to take over have sat back and involved others and some of the quieter ones have found their voice.” – Teacher
  • “It’s been a fantastic opportunity to step back, observe and really get to know my class” – Teacher
  • “We were the best team because we thought about every decision and decided as a team.” – Student
  • “It’s been brilliant but it’s gone really quickly. I want to stay longer.” – 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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