Clifton Primary School
Clifton Primary School in Southall have been working with Enabling Enterprise since 2016. In school, students have been busy developing their Essential Skills by completing exciting Challenge Days such as ‘Operation: Moonbase‘, where they used their Leadership, Creativity and Teamwork skills to establish a new society. In class, they have been taking this development further by taking part in Lesson-Time Projects.
Outside of school, students' trips to employers give them a fantastic opportunity to put these skills to good use once again with the help of professionals from the world of work.
Tata Consultancy Services
Tata Consultancy Services Limited is an Indian multinational information technology service, consulting company headquartered in Mumbai, Maharashtra. It is part of the Tata Group and operates in 46 countries. It employs around 15,000 people in the UK.
The day started off with the students interviewing the volunteers to find out about their different roles, responsibilities and the Essential Skills required to do their jobs. Students then went on a tour of the premises, which allowed the teams to see the great variety of jobs available in the world of technology.
Taking on the role of Technology Companies, teams were challenged to apply their Problem Solving skills to design a new app that employees could use to improve their communication. Alongside choosing a catchy name for their new app, teams thought about the different functions the app would have and how each of these might help solve a work-related problem. Teams worked efficiently and were able to make key design decisions including the app’s icon and how it would appear in the app store - all within tight deadlines!
The day culminated with the Technology Companies Presenting their app in front of the room as the judges were deciding which team had developed Problem Solving skills the most.