The School:

Dollis Junior School is in their second year working with Enabling Enterprise. Previously, students have been busy developing their Enterprise Skills by participating in employer visits such as those to Brent Cross and Age UK, and a whole school Crime Scene Challenge Day. Today’s challenge was a fantastic opportunity for students from Year 3 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:

  • “Some of the children have pleasantly surprised me today; we need to develop these key life skills much more often.” – Teacher
  • “It was nice to hear you airing your thoughts, really sharing ideas and actually using the eight skills. If we are doing English, Maths or History, I don’t get to hear you speak to each other like this so it was brilliant for you to all to be vocal and have a voice.” – Teacher
  • “I’ve really enjoyed building the city today as I’ve been able to use my imagination.” – Student
  • “The thing I’m most proud of was standing up and doing the presentation. The thing I found most challenging was standing up and doing the presentation. That’s why I’m most proud of 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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