The School: Kingfield Primary

Based in Woking in Surrey, Kingfield Primary School are in their second year of working with Enabling Enterprise. The school is a place where staff want children to be happy and believe that happy children learn best. By striving to make learning inspiring and fun, every child is encouraged to be the best that they can be. Teachers and staff across the school were very excited for Kingfield’s second experience of Enabling Enterprise, following on from last year’s Challenge Day ‘Operation: Moonbase‘, where students embarked on an intergalactic challenge to establish a new society!

Today’s challenge was a fantastic opportunity for students from Nursery to Year 5 to put their Essential Skills to the test once more to transport them into the future!


The Challenge: Future Transport

Over the course of the day, students were demonstrating great Teamwork to research, design, build and test a new form of transport for the future. They had been set the challenge by Ronnie the Robot, who’d travelled back in time to explain what the world looks and feels like many years in the future. Teams applied their Problem Solving and Staying Positive skills through a series of challenges designed to put their essential skills to the test.

In Nursery and Reception, Woking’s newest transport designers thought how they could adapt their transport ideas to ensure specific people’s needs were met. Whether it was helping an ogre to navigate his swamp, a mermaid to reach the shore or a wizard to scale an icy mountain, students were Staying Positive as they explored the environments and found out more about the challenges each character faces. They were also asked to use their Problem Solving skills to fix problems with vehicles and help friends out of bother!


Across the school, teams’ Creativity skills were being used brilliantly to conjure up new ideas for futuristic transport that included hover boards with jet packs and oxygen helmets, lightweight tanks that can survive harsh conditions whilst also provide speed and comfort, narrow buses that can navigate tight urban areas and luxury underwater capsules that boast on-board hotels and sleeping quarters for long journeys!

At the end of the day, students tested each other’s prototypes and pitched their designs by Presenting their ideas in front of the class in a series of professional presentations, with teams Listening intently to share in the incredible imagination and take inspiration for their own designs!


What they said:

  • “They are loving this. It’s so great to see them all working together on tasks that they can all relate to and engage with.” – Teacher
  • “We’ve had a couple of little disagreements but that happens. We didn’t let it upset us; we just got over it and carried on with what we were doing.” – Student
  • “I thought that some of the children may struggle with the teamwork and compromise parts of the day, but I have been really impressed with how they have joined with their group and they’ve supported each other.” – Teacher
  • “We finished all our jobs on time because we have worked well as a team and made sure that everyone knew what they were doing and had something to do.” – Student
  • “If we did this kind of thing every day, they would learn so much about themselves and the skills they need to work well with others.” – Teacher
  • “Working in a team is important because sometimes other people’s ideas are better than yours, so you can listen to them and make better ideas.” – 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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