The School:

Alderton is in their fourth year working with Enabling Enterprise. Previously, students have been busy developing their Enterprise Skills with Year 5 visiting the head office of the local business, Higgins, and putting the enterprise skills to the test in the world of work – http://enablingenterprise.org/archives/20326 Today’s challenge was a fantastic opportunity for students from Year 3 to Year 6 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 skills through a series of challenges designed to really put them to the test. After they had finalised a team design they then built prototypes using a variety of materials. At the end of the challenge, students then tested each others’ designs and practised their presenting by Sharing Ideas in front of the class.

What they said:

  • “Every single student has thoroughly enjoyed the day and they’ve got so much out of it” – Teacher
  • “I’m so impressed by all of the students in my class – their teamwork has improved immensely over the day” – Teacher
  • “This day has inspired me to go home and keep building – this day has been so much fun!” – Student
  • “Our model broke apart so we had to problem solve and stay positive to build a new one in the time we had left” – 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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