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

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