The School:

St John’s Primary in Ealing is in their first year of working with Enabling Enterprise. Today’s challenge was a fantastic opportunity for students from Nursery to Year 6 to put their Enterprise Skills to the test.

Later this year, students in Year 2, 3 and 4 will be taking part in extended Lesson Time Projects to develop their Enterprise Skills even further. Year 2 and 3 will be redesigning their school, whilst Year 4 will be creating a brand-new radio podcast series.

The Challenge: A Day in Politics

In Early Years, children reflected on their school and the people who help them. They created rosettes to represent their school and drew pictures of people who help them at school. They were encouraged to take it in turns in order to develop their Working With Others skill. They also showed great Problem Solving by identifying different problems and solving them with help from friends and adults.

Students in Years 1 to 6 had the opportunity to practice their Working in a Team skill by setting up their very own political parties. They dived head first into the world of politics, learning about democracy and carrying out debates before setting up their own political parties. Students were Sharing Ideas about which areas of society they wanted to help and how they might spend their money to support them. Finally, teams held an exciting election to determine who’d created the most persuasive political party!

What they said:

  • “I’ve been really impressed with the student’s resilience during the day” – Teacher
  • “It’s given me a chance to really focus in on the skills the students use every day and how we can track their progress.” – Teacher
  • “If I wanted to be a politician, I would have to Stay Positive because you can’t give up on society!” – Student
  • “I’ve enjoyed working with other people today. It has made me very happy.” – 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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