The School:

Benthal is in its 5th year working with Enabling Enterprise. Previously, students have been busy developing their Enterprise Skills by taking part in 2 Challenge Days and business trips already this year. Read about their recent trip to Forward3D. Today’s challenge was a fantastic opportunity for students to put their Enterprise Skills to the test.


The Challenge: Game On

The day started with each class being represented in the Olympics-style Opening Ceremony. Over the course of the day, students used their Working in a Team skills to design a brand-new sport that promoted a sense of community. By looking at current, popular sports, the students developed an understanding of how surfaces, equipment and people affect gameplay. Throughout the day, they also considered how sports can not only challenge a player’s physical ability but also put their enterprise skills to the test, such as Aiming High and Staying Positive

At the end of the day each team used their Sharing Ideas skills to present their new sport to the rest of their class, who then voted on the best idea.

What they said:

  • “I’m new to the school so have never done these days before. I’ve absolutely loved every part of it, especially having the opportunity to stand back and observe the kids working in this way. It certainly makes a change from everyday lessons.” – Teacher
  • “The children have loved the sporting side of this challenge. They have really seen the link between their enterprise work and the skills that are used in sports.” – Teacher
  • “We worked in a team and helped each other to wort out our problems.” – Student
  • “Today we realised how the skills can be used in sport and in other areas of life. For example, leaders keep a team together and make sure everyone knows their job and keeps focussed on being 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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