The School:

South Rise Primary School is in its second year of working with Enabling Enterprise. Last year, students in Years 2 and 4 took part in the ‘Crime Scene’ Challenge, a dropdown day in which they became police detectives and applied their Essential Skills to solve a crime. Today’s challenge was a fantastic opportunity for students from Years 1 and 2 to put their Essential Skills to the test.

The Challenge: Level Up

Over the course of the day, students delved into the world of gaming and used their Working in a Team skills to design and code a new computer game set in their very own school! In a series of tasks based on the eight Essential Skills, such as Using Imagination and Problem Solving, teams needed to research their school, research computer games and code a platforming game that showcased what makes their school great. The day culminated in an EE Games Expo, where each team presented their exciting new game.


What they said:

  • “It’s so interesting seeing how they work together and which children find it more difficult to work together. It’s been a good learning curve for them.” – Teacher
  • “I’m really surprised with how well my class have worked together. They’ve loved it!” – Teacher
  • “I’ve made a character based on my teacher. I’ve made it look like a computer character by drawing it on squares.” – Student
  • “If we can’t decide whose idea to choose, we will take it in turns to use each other’s ideas.” – 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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