The School:

Pioneer House High School, a Piper Hill Learning Trust School, is in their first year working with Enabling Enterprise. Previously, students have been busy developing their Enterprise Skills by running Lesson-time Projects in their classrooms expanding on their focus of Applied Learning. Today’s challenge was a fantastic opportunity for students from across the school to put their Essential 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 their Enterprise 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 been walking round to the different classes and what I’ve seen has been really lovely.” – Teacher
  • “They are all really engaged and trying really hard. I’ve been surprised by so many of them” – Teacher
  • “A good Leader like him [Barak Obama] has to be able to present to lots of people so that they will follow him. ” – Student
  • “Do we really have to go to lunch? I want to do this.” – 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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