The School:

English Martyrs’ Catholic Primary School, in Sparkhill, east of Birmingham, is in their fourth year working with Enabling Enterprise. Students across the school have been busy developing their Enterprise Skills by taking part in lesson time projects and there is a real drive to ensure there are opportunities to develop these essential skills in all lessons. Today’s challenge was a fantastic opportunity for students from the whole school, from EYFS to Year 6, to put their Enterprise Skills to the test.


The Challenge: Future Transport

Over the course of the day, students were Working in a Team to research, design, build and test a new form of transport for the future. They were set the challenge from Ronnie the Robot who’d travelled back in time to explain what the world would be like many years in the future. Teams applied their Problem Solving and Staying Positive skill through a series of challenges designed to put their skills to the test. At the end of the day, students tested each other’s’ designs and practised their presenting by Sharing Ideas in front of the class.

What they said:

  • “It’s a challenge to work in a team with different people rather than always choosing our friends – but we will need to do this when we are older at work – so this is really good practice!”- Student
  • “Students spent time working and persevering on a problem before they came up to me… I was so impressed!” – Teacher
  • “My whole class has been excited and engaged all day today. I’m so happy with how well they’ve managed to work in their teams even though they weren’t in their typical groups.” – Teacher
  • “We had to stay positive all day today… Even when we lost two of our wheels!”- 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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