The School:

Our Lady’s Catholic Primary School, East Birmingham, is in its 4th year working with Enabling Enterprise. Already this year, Year 6 have successfully completed their own special challenge day and have been out on a workplace visit. Most recently, Year 4 students put their essential skills to the test out in the workplace. Today, the whole school came together, from Reception to Year 6, keen and eager to demonstrate how their skills are developing.

The Challenge: Creative Spaces

After an assembly to introduce challenge, students quickly set to work to become architects and builders. The task, to design and build a new community arts centre for their local area, certainly got the creative juices flowing! Teams shared great ideas, Using Imagination and Problem Solving skills to decide where to build their space and what materials to use and they could not wait to get building! The day culminated with teams Presenting to their classes, celebrating their creativity and reflecting on much improved teamwork. Most teams had used their essential skills to such a high standard that it was no surprise the scoreboards in each classrooms should be so full of enterprise points!

What they said:

  • “This is my favourite day in the whole school year!” – Student
  • “This has been such a positive day for all of the class-it’s so good to work in a different way, with different people and for them to recognise their own and each other’s strengths. I’ve loved it.” – Teacher
  • “I really like all of the Community Art Centres my class have made – they are cool. We’ve used our imaginations and I know I am a better team member now – I stay calm and positive – even when there is a problem.” – Student
  • “There’s been far fewer arguments in the teams today. It’s the best I’ve seen them work in their teams so far. Brilliant!” – Teacher

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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