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Chingford CE Primary School
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Mount Anvil Whitechapel
Event date:  
2018-12-05
Chingford CE Primary School
Chingford CE Primary, based in Waltham Forest, have been working with Enabling Enterprise since 2015. In school, students have been busy developing their Enterprise Skills through Lesson-Time Projects and Challenge Days, where students put their essential skills to the test in a range of exciting tasks and challenges. Outside of the classroom, students also take these skills into the world of work through trips to employers, working alongside professionals from a range of sectors.
Mount Anvil Whitechapel
Mount Anvil is a London-based property developer, established in 1991.Mount Anvil focus on the most desirable locations, work with internationally-acclaimed architects and search the world for the best materials - all to create homes which add to London’s world-class reputation. The company has won numerous awards including having the highest Health and Safety rating of any company in the UK.
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.
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We were trying to take turns but also be responsible for our own individual jobs, so we could get our team task done quicker.
Student, Year 4
The students showed a real focus during the day. They weren't fidgeting. They showed real listening skills and hands-on problem solving when dealing with the challenge.
Teacher, Year 4
It's been brilliant! I loved working with the different teams during the day. The students were all very engaged.
Volunteer, Mount Anvil