The School:

Amersham School is in their first year of working with Enabling Enterprise. Previously, students in Year 8 have been busy developing their Essential Skills by taking part in A Day in Politics Challenge Day. During the day, they applied Problem Solving skills to research and write policies to promote healthy lifestyles and increase access to sport.

Today’s challenge was a fantastic opportunity for students from Year 7 to put their Essential 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 Essential 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:

  • “They’ve been discussing each idea in a lot of depth, making sure that the solutions they choose will be best for their new societies.” – Teacher
  • “Students have had fun whilst learning practical skills.” – Teacher
  • “I’ve learnt that teamwork isn’t as bad as I thought. Usually, I get angry and quit straight away but today I learnt to keep going and think more positively.” – Student
  • “I’ve learnt that architecture involves solving lots of problems.” – 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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