The School:

Amersham School is in their first year of working with Enabling Enterprise. As a Business and Enterprise college, Amersham already has a big focus on developing skills, which they define via the acronym ‘CIRCLE’: Communication, Interpersonal, Research, Creative, Learning, Effective Self-Managers. Today’s challenge was a fantastic opportunity for students from Year 8 to put their skills to the test.

The Challenge: A Day in Politics

Over the course of the day, students had the opportunity to practice their Working in a Team skill by setting up their very own political parties with a focus on sports policy and promoting healthy lifestyles. They dived head first into the world of politics, learning about democracy and carrying out debates before setting up their own political parties. Students researched existing policies, from around the world, under three categories: tackling conflict in sport, promoting healthy lifestyles, and increasing access to sport. They then applied their Problem Solving skills to design their own policies and used Creativity to design promotional materials and write persuasive speeches. Finally, teams held an exciting election to determine who’d created the most influential political party!

What they said:

  • “The best part of the day was seeing students debating at the beginning of the day and their presentations to bid for votes.” – Teacher
  • “The day was well resourced and students were pushed out of their comfort zones.” – Teacher
  • “We wouldn’t have succeeded today without thinking about how we were working together. We got better as the day went on.” – Student
  • “I was nervous for the presentation but pushed through and got up with my team to speak in front of the class.” – 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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