The School:

Whitley Park Primary is in its first year working with Enabling Enterprise. They are part of the Whitley Excellence Cluster and Enabling Enterprise has also worked with other cluster members: Christ the King Primary, Geoffrey Field Junior and Reading Girls School. Today’s challenge was a fantastic opportunity for students from Reception 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:

  • “It’s been great to see the kids working in a different way. It’s allowed me to see them in a new situation and get a good insight into how they react” – Y1 Teacher
  • “I have been so pleased to walk around the school and see every child engaged, their opinions have been validated and included within their team” – Special Educational Needs Coordinator
  • “It’s good to work in a team as you can help each other to do things better” – Reception Student
  • “It’s important to develop these skills in school because we need them for our future, if we didn’t use these skills today it would have been chaos!” – Y5 Students

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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