The Schools:


Located in the London Borough of Haringey, Greig City Academy is in its fourth year working with Enabling Enterprise, hosting events for its feeder primary schools every year. Today, no fewer than 10 primary schools sent a lucky few students from Years 4 and 5 to put eight essential enterprise skills to the test in an environment that was different to their usual school setting. The schools represented were: Campsbourne Primary, North Harringay Primary, Rokesly Juniors, St Aidan’s Primary, St Gilda’s RC Primary, St Mary’s CoE Primary, St Paul’s & All Hallows’, Trinity Primary, Welbourne Primary and Weston Park Primary. There was a buzzing atmosphere first thing in the morning as all teams settled in, Aiming High on this enterprise challenge. Let’s find out how they got on.


The Challenge: Operation Moonbase

Over the course of the day, students used their Working in a Team skills to establish a new society on a distant moon called Utopia. A series of challenges required all teams to use their Enterprise Skills, particularly practising their Problem Solving, Using Imagination and Listening Carefully. Teams needed to select a crew to support them on their mission, before planning and finally building a 3-D model of their own dream city. The 8- to 10-year olds were brilliantly supported by a team of Greig City Academy Ambassadors who awarded points all day to those all teams demonstrating top levels of creativity, leadership, teamwork and Problem Solving, to name only a few.


The day culminated in a series of persuasive pitches at the Intergalactic Trade Fair which gave each team the opportunity to show off their fantastic ideas in front of adults from their own school but also from some of the other schools as well as the EE team.

What they said:

  • “This is the perfect way to learn!” – Primary School Teacher
  • “This is really good for our student ambassadors as they get to apply those skills whilst supporting the younger children.” – Greig City Teacher
  • “I thought the Listening Carefully was good in this team because you all took turns and you were really listening to each other’s ideas.” – Student Ambassador
  • “Come to our amazing Utopia: you will not be disappointed because we are the best problem solvers…” – Primary School Student
  • “It was hard but we had fun and I’m proud of my team for staying positive even when we didn’t have time to finish everything.” – Primary School 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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