The School:

South Nottinghamshire Academy is in their third year working with Enabling Enterprise. Previously, students have been busy developing their essential Enterprise Skills by taking part in the Future Focus Challenge. Today’s challenge was a fantastic opportunity for students from Year 10 to put their Enterprise Skills to the test.

The Challenge: Bid To Build

Over the course of the day students explored the world of planning and development and learnt about the skills needed in the construction industry. Using their Problem Solving and Being Creative skills they took on the role of planners, redesigning and redeveloping a run-down seaside town whilst considering the needs of the community and the importance of sustainability. The day ended with each team demonstrating their Presenting skills as they put forward their bids to be awarded the contract to complete the redevelopment.

What they said:

  • “The day came at a really opportune point in the year as students begin to think about the next steps in their future. The day was a real opportunity to take the students out of their comfort zone to focus on skills that are essential for their future careers.” – Teacher
  • “I really enjoyed the day. Working with people I would not usually work with in school helped improve my teamwork skills,” – Year 10 Student
  • “The best part of the day was building the design model where I could really apply my creative skills. ” – Year 10 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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