The School:

Riverside School is in their first year working with Enabling Enterprise. Previously, students have been busy developing their Enterprise Skills by completing a law challenge at Clifford Chance. Today’s challenge was a fantastic opportunity for students from Year 8 and 9 to put their Enterprise Skills to the test.

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 eight of their Essential Enterprise Skills, particularly practising their Problem Solving, Being Creative and Listening & Understanding. Teams needed to select a crew to support them on their mission, then discuss and decide on new laws 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:

  • “It’s been good to see the changes in group dynamics from this morning to this afternoon, some of the students have made considerable progress in their ability to work with other people” – Teacher
  • “I like that they understand why they are doing these activities, I think that they understand the importance of teamwork and creativity a bit more now” – Teacher
  • “It makes you understand the amount of responsibility needed to make these decisions and how presenting them well and staying positive is important.” – Student, Year 9
  • “The decision making and designing are going to be useful for careers and in later life when we go into employment” – Student, Year 8

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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