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Audley Primary School
Turner & Townsend Birmingham
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Audley Primary School
Audley primary school in Birmingham have been working with Enabling Enterprise since 2013, and are keen to ensure children across the school have opportunities to work creatively and collaboratively whilst using their essential skills. Today's enterprising challenge was a great chance for everyone to be focusing on developing their 'skills'.
Turner & Townsend Birmingham
Turner & Townsend is a multinational professional services company headquartered in Leeds, United Kingdom specialising in programme management, project management, cost management and consulting across the property, infrastructure and natural resources sectors.
Building Bridges
From the moment they arrived, the students were putting their problem solving and teamwork skills into action. First of all by gathering as much information as they could about their hosts and the volunteers who were joining them for the day and then further as they explored the workplace through a tour. Then, in teams, the students were set their challenge, to design a new bridge for the fictional town of Bogsby. They set about researching possible locations, considering community concerns and building a scale model of their proposed scheme. After all this, they took their proposal to a panel of volunteers representing a planning committee, who scrutinised not only their design but also how effectively they had used their Essential Skills across the day.
A very rewarding day! I really liked the focus on core transferable skills - opportunities like this help students understand how important these skills are and also recognise the non academic strengths they have.
I really enjoyed the tour and building our bridge as a team! I thought everyone here would have the same job but they are all different.
A great opportunity for our students to explore a real workplace, learn about different jobs and further develop their teamwork and problem solving skills. The support from volunteers has helped to boost the confidence of quieter students.