The School:

Hermitage Primary is in its first year working with Enabling Enterprise. They have shown their commitment to ensuring their students learn and develop a set of eight essential Enterprise Skills by taking part in a business trip to law firm Allen & Overy, and later in the year they will be running some exciting Lesson-Time Projects. To launch the programme in school, students from Year 1 and Year 2 took part in a Challenge Day that really put their 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. This was followed by 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:

  • “The day was so different to what we usually do in class and the kids absolutely loved it!” – Teacher
  • “I can’t wait to do more of this with my students over the year.” – Teacher
  • “Today has been so much fun – I love working in a team!” – Student
  • “Our animal is called Funky Monkey and everyone in the team put their ideas into it!” – 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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