The School: St Clement’s CE Primary School

St Clement’s is in their first year working with Enabling Enterprise. Back in school, students have been busy developing their Enterprise Skills by taking part in their own Moonbase Challenge Day earlier this year. Today’s trip was a fantastic opportunity for students from Year 4, 5 and 6 to put their Staying Positive and Problem Solving skills to the test with the support from professional business volunteers.

The Business

Launched in 2015 when Eastlands Homes and City South Manchester Housing Trust joined together in partnership, One Manchester is a unique social business that looks to innovative new approaches and partnerships to tackle the issues faced by our neighbourhoods. One Manchester manage a wide range of neighbourhoods, and over 12,500 homes across south and east Manchester.

The Challenge: Spread the Word

Students had to use their imagination and problem solving skills in order to come up with a campaign that would promote the work of One Manchester, and raise awareness on issues faced by the communities in Manchester. They customised their businesses in line with the values of One Manchester. Throughout the day all teams competed in a variety of exciting and fast-paced activities in order to develop their understanding of these social issues, with a particular focus on what social enterprise could do to help local their communities as well as in society at large.

The Results:

At the end of the day all students had shown how they were able to apply their creativity skills to the highest standard. They created a mascot to spread the word across Manchester and beyond. With a focus on developing effective communication skills, students then planned and rehearsed a news broadcast, focusing on giving a voice to those who were helped by their business.

What they said:

  • “I’m so proud of them today, they have worked so well together and really done their best.” – Teacher, St Clement’s CE Primary School
  • “The pupils were brilliant, they asked some amazing questions and were so engaged” – Volunteer, One.Manchester
  • “I really liked working with people I don’t normally work with, we learned from one another’s weaknesses and rebounded off each other to create new ideas.” – Student, St Clement’s CE Primary School
  • “Everyone in my team stepped-up and we weaved around our problems to complete the tasks.” – Student, St Clement’s CE Primary School

Thanks to One.Manchester for such a great trip day, and to Years 4, 5 and 6 from St Clement’s for coming along.

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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