The School:

Armitage Primary School is in their first year working with Enabling Enterprise; their programme made possible by the construction company, ISG as part of their efforts to support schools across Manchester. Grabbing the chance to take on a fully funded day of activities, staff and students at Armitage CE Primary School in West Gorton, Manchester were ready and raring to get involved in tricky politics-based tasks. Today’s challenge was a fantastic opportunity for students from Foundation Stage to Year 6 to put their Enterprise Skills to the test.


The Challenge: A Day in Politics

Over the course of the day, students had the opportunity to practice their Working in a Team skill by setting up their very own political parties. They dived head first into the world of politics, learning about democracy and carrying out debates before setting up their own political parties. Students were Sharing Ideas about which areas of society they wanted to help and how they might spend their money to support them. Finally, teams held an exciting election to determine who’d created the most persuasive political party!

What they said:

  • “The level of conversation has been incredible. I would not have expected to hear some of the things I’ve heard from children of this age.” – Teacher
  • “It’s great to be able to step back and watch. You get to see dynamics that you don’t normally see as a teacher” – Teacher
  • “Today has been great. I reckon I could be a politician when I’m older, I’ve definitely got the skills!” – Student
  • “This is the most fun I’ve ever had!” – Year 1 Student

Thanks to everyone for such a great Challenge Day and huge thanks to ISG for their kind support!

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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