The Schools:

Draper’s Maylands & Draper’s Brookside are in their first year working with Enabling Enterprise. Today was a very special day for children in Year 2 because the students from Brookside joined the students at Maylands for a day of skill development and fun activities. Today’s challenge was a fantastic opportunity for students from both schools to put their essential skills to the test and blast off into space!

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 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:

  • “It’s highlighted to me the importance of days like this where we challenge them to work together. I’ve been surprised by groups that I thought would find this challenging: they’ve actually flourished with the creative elements.” – Teacher
  • “It’s all about them developing these skills and seeing their importance.” – Teacher
  • “I think I need to get better at Staying Positive because sometimes today I got angry and upset, but that didn’t make it better.” – Student
  • “Are we really going to the moon? I can’t wait! Our new city is going to be the best of the best.” – 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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