The School:

Guardian Angels Catholic Primary School is in their second year working with Enabling Enterprise. Back in school, students have been busy developing their Enterprise Skills in their lessons. Today’s trip was a fantastic opportunity for students from Years 2 to 5 to put their Staying Positive and Problem Solving skills to the test with the support from professional business volunteers.

The Business:

Prologis is a global provider of industrial real estate. Prologis develop, own and manage around 2,900 properties across the Americas, Europe and Asia. They employ about 1,500 employees worldwide, including around 45 people at their Solihull office.


The Challenge: Decisive Developers

The day started off with the students interviewing the volunteers to find out about their different roles, responsibilities and the Enterprise Skills required to do their jobs. Students then went on a tour of the premises, which allowed the teams to see the great variety of jobs available in the world of construction.
Taking on the role of Developers, students were then challenged to apply their Problem Solving skills to establish on which site to choose to build their new tall building. Taking the location and needs of the community on board, teams then worked together to build a tower using limited materials. During the build, the teams’ Staying Positive skills were put to the test as new challenges arose, which put the developers’ budgets under strain.
The day culminated in teams pitching their plan for development to the judges, who posed as local and new residents, to see if their building was suitable for construction.

What they said:

  • “An excellent day with great enthusiasm from the staff at Prologis. The children were having to solve problems and adapt to additional challenges. A great day enjoyed by all.” – Teacher
  • “Really enjoyable and worthwhile initiative; I think I learnt more than the children today!” – Volunteer
  • “We have had to work hard to stay positive and solve problems to earn points for our team” – Student
  • “We’ve had the chance to see people at work. What they do and how they do it – great fun!” – Student

Thanks to everyone for such a great trip 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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