Becontree Primary School
From the London Brorough of Barking and Dagenham, Becontree Primary school has been working with Enabling Enterprise since 2015 to develop the eight essential skills in their students. Over the years, students across the whole school have been developing their essential skills through Lesson-Time Projects as well as Challenge Days and Trips to Employers.
Over the course of the day, students from Nursery right through to Year 6 used their Teamwork skills to design a brand-new sport that would appeal to a wide audience. By looking at current, popular sports, the learners developed an understanding of how surfaces, equipment and people affect gameplay. They also considered how inspiration drawn from their own hobbies, interests and imagination could be added to original ideas to create something truly unique!
Throughout the day, teams also considered how sports can not only challenge a player's physical ability but also put their essential skills to the test, such as Aiming High and Staying Positive.
The challenge culminated with each team using their Presenting skills to share their new sport to the rest of their class, who then voted on the best idea.