The School:

Bartley Green School, Birmingham, is in its first year working with Enabling Enterprise as part of their partnership with Newman University’s Aiming High Programme. Today’s challenge was a fantastic opportunity for students from Year 9 to put their Essential Enterprise Skills to the test.

The Challenge: Operation Moonbase

Students needed to use their Working in a Team skills to establish a new society on a distant moon called Utopia. A series of fast paced challenges required the 13 and 14 year olds to use their essential Enterprise Skills, particularly their Problem Solving, Using Imagination and to show they were 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 presentations which gave each team the opportunity to show off their fantastic ideas.

What they said:

  • “An excellent Challenge Day that was linked to developing enterprise skills to benefit the pupils. It was great to see a change in the pupils throughout the day.” – Teacher
  • “I really enjoyed the day. Developing our communication skills really helped to improve our team work. ” – Year 9 Student
  • “The best part of the day was working in a team to design the new city on Utopia. Presenting our ideas at the end was challenging – but I was really pleased with how it went! ” – Year 9 Student

Thanks to everyone for such a great Challenge Day at Bartley Green School!

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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