Christ Church School
Christ Church School in Brick Lane, London, have been part of The Skills Builder Partnership since 2012. Students have been working together to develop their eight Essential Skills using Challenge Days, Lesson Time Projects and Skills Video activities in class and trips to employers around London.
BP Canary Wharf
BP plc is a British multinational oil and gas company headquartered in London, England. It is one of the world's seven largest oil and gas companies.
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.