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

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