The School:

St Mark’s Academy offers a commitment to high achievement within a community of care, underpinned by Christian values. The school is in their first year of working with Enabling Enterprise. Today’s challenge was a fantastic opportunity for students from Year 7 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, design a new species of animal to benefit society, write a new bill of laws to protect citizens, and create a model of their 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 to the rest of the class.

What they said:

  • “The highlight was letting the students work in groups to achieve their common goal. A superb day!” – Teacher
  • ” The support was amazing! The students found it hard in the beginning but by working together they really well.” – Teacher
  • ” The variation of activities: discussion, writing, drawing, making 3D models, presenting… really helped to keep the energy up all day. – Teacher
  • “Teamwork isn’t about doing it all yourself. We’ve been taking everyone’s ideas and finding ways to make fair decisions.” – Student
  • “We’ve improved our leading skills by learning to think about each others’ strengths and weaknesses.” – Student
  • ” I really enjoyed the politics challenge and out of the different careers we looked at today I think this would be the one for me.” – 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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