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Chantry Primary Academy and Whitefield Primary School
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Accenture
Event date:  
2019-11-07
Chantry Primary Academy
Located in Luton, Chantry Primary Academy joined the Skills Builder Partnership in 2017 with a long-term vision of how to develop the essential skills in their learners. We are supporting this school to embed the six principles of effective skills teaching and learning. This builds on their curriculum which provides opportunities to work creatively and collaboratively in a variety of settings.
Whitefield Primary School
Located in Luton, Whitefield Primary Academy joined the Skills Builder Partnership in 2017 with a long-term vision of how to develop the essential skills in their learners. We are supporting this school to embed the six principles of effective skills teaching and learning. This builds on their curriculum which provides opportunities to work creatively and collaboratively in a variety of settings.
Accenture

Accent͐ure is a multinational professional services company that provides services in strategy, consulting, digital, technology and operations.

Imaginative Inventors
From the moment they arrived, students were putting their essential 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 Creativity challenge: to design a new gadget to help employees in their work. They researched existing gadgets, before finding out the sorts of problems people needed help with. They generated ideas for a new gadget that would help with their chosen problem. Learners worked in teams to draw a diagram of their new gadget, with labels to show off the exciting features. The day ended with a chance to share their achievements with a panel of volunteers. They reflected on how they had applied Creativity throughout the challenge and looked ahead to how they could apply this skill again in the future.
Students imaginative inventions
I am so impressed with how well they are able to articulate themselves and how much awareness they have of the skills at this age.
Volunteer
I think I'd be great at working here because I like solving problems. When I have a problem that's really hard, I don't give up, I keep trying until I solve it.
Student
I have thoroughly enjoyed the day. The staff at Accenture have been great at interacting with the kids and showing them how these skills are relevant in lots of different jobs.
Teacher