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Cranford Primary School
Catalyst Housing Association
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Cranford Primary School
From the London Borough of Hounslow, Cranford Primary have been working with Enabling Enterprise since 2013 to develop a set of eight Essential Skills in their students. Students have the opportunity to visit a range of employers and workplaces in order to apply their essential skills outside the classroom. To further refine these skills back in school, the school also undertakes a variety of Lesson-Time Projects linked to the topics they study every term – for example, Year 3’s volcanoes topic was combined with their ‘Trash to Treasure’ project to design and build models of volcanoes! Alongside these classroom-based projects, students also complete Challenge Days as a whole school, from Nursery right through to Year 6.
Catalyst Housing Association
Catalyst is one of the UK’s leading housing associations – a member of the G15 group, with over 21,000 homes in London and the South East.
Spread the Word
Today's challenge was to 'spread the word' about our host by creating an exciting new mascot with an important message. Throughout the day, the learners carried out lots of research, demonstrating their excellent Listening skills. The teams went on a tour and learned a little about the fantastic work being carried out on a daily basis by the different departments and their team members. Back in the room, it was time to get Problem Solving to research all the facts they could, before using their Creativity to come up with designs for a new mascot in order to promote positive messages. Later in the day, the students designed posters to showcase their new mascot and spread the word, before presenting their designs through exciting and informative news broadcasts.
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It's great to hear the students talking not just about the houses we build but also the community investment work, too. They have really listened carefully to what we do and have learned a huge amount about how different projects help vulnerable people.
Volunteer, Catalyst
The students have experienced first-hand a business that they had never heard of before today. They will take away a greater understanding of creativity, teamwork and presentations skills, which includes raised confidence levels of quieter children.
Teacher, Cranford Primary
We have learnt more about how businesses help people and how so many people work together to make all this happen.
Y5 Student, Cranford Primary