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

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