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 enablingenterprise.org

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