The School:

Lakey Lane is in their 2nd year working with Enabling Enterprise and Year 6 students were keen to find out what today’s challenge involved as previously, when in Year 5, they have taken up the Active Minds Challenge. Today’s challenge was a fantastic opportunity for the 10 and 11 year olds to put all their Enterprise Skills to the test, with a particular focus on Working in a Team and Sharing Ideas.

The Challenge: A Day in Politics

Over the course of the day, students had the opportunity to practise 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 heated 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 prioritise their budget spending to support them. Finally, teams held an exciting election to determine who’d created the most persuasive political party!

What they said:

  • “I’m really pleased the quieter members of each class got involved – working effectively in their teams and sharing their ideas, especially at the hustings.” – Teacher
  • “I didn’t know who to vote for. Each team did a great job!” – Student
  • “I’ve surprised myself – I actually know quite a lot about politics now and I am interested to find out more!” – Student
  • “My team enjoyed everything. We became really good at working together, sharing our ideas and getting each challenge done on time. It was fun.” – Student

Thanks to everyone for such a great Challenge Day!

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