The School:

Based in the London Borough of Hackney, London Fields Primary is in its third year working with Enabling Enterprise. Previously, students have been busy developing a set of eight Essential Skills by completing Challenge Days as a whole school but also taking part in employer visits to businesses across London such as construction company Multiplex and, more recently, law firm Baker McKenzie. Ahead of their Careers Week coming up, today’s challenge was a fantastic opportunity for students from Year 1 to Year 6 to put all their Essential Skills to the test once more, this time honing in on Using Imagination and Aiming High.


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 teams to use all their Essential Skills, particularly practising their Problem Solving, Using Imagination and 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 pitches at the Intergalactic Trade Fair which gave each team the opportunity to show off their fantastic ideas.


What they said:

  • “I’ve noticed a huge improvement throughout the day in all of the students – one initially refused to get involved, but his team kept trying to get him involved and he soon came around.” – Teacher
  • “This is really good fun for them, I think this is great – really enjoyed it!” – Teacher
  • “A good leader encourages their team and makes sure everyone gets a chance to say something.” – Student
  • “We disagreed a bit today but you should stay positive with your team and learn to share.” – 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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