The School:

Bournville Infant School, Birmingham, is in their first year working with Enabling Enterprise and today’s challenge was a fantastic opportunity for eager Year 1 classes to put their essential skills to the test!

The Challenge: Operation Moonbase

A special assembly introduced the Year 1 classes to their special challenge using their Working in a Team skills to establish a new society on a distant moon called Utopia. A series of fast paced challenges required teams to use their Essential 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 help their new society on Utopia before finally creating a model of their own dream city. An ‘Intergalactic Trade Fair’ to end the day saw teams taking the opportunity to share their fantastic creative ideas.

What they said:

  • “It’s been a lovely day – really great to see the class working in a different way with each other. They’ve worked independently and in their teams. Seeing them listen to each other, take turns to share ideas and make decisions together – it’s all been really important for them.” – Teacher
  • “I’m definitely going to refer to the skills after today and use the resources available. My class have been very motivated to use and show off their skills. It’s been pitched just right for them.” – Teacher
  • “We’ve done well – we’ve listened to each other share our ideas and taken turns as there were so many things to say!” – Student
  • “Our animal for Utopia is very different – we’ve definitely used our imaginations today. I like doing this. I feel very proud and I think my team are too.” – Student

Well done to everyone for such a great Challenge Day!

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