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Curwen Primary and Nursery School
Mount Anvil Whitechapel
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Curwen Primary and Nursery School
From the London Borough of Newham, Curwen Primary and Nursery School has been working with Enabling Enterprise since 2012 to develop a set of eight Essential Skills in their students. Over the years, students across the whole school have been developing their Essential Skills through Lesson-Time Projects as well as Challenge Days and Trips to Employers.
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.
Team design
Everyone has been amazing! All the students have done cracking work and teams have really developed over the day.
Mount Anvil Volunteer
In our teams we had to interact together to get the jobs all done. I love the fact we had to be kind to one another!
It's been a great day, it's interesting to see how the children respond to the different skills in their teams. We have also been working on EE Skills at school in our Challenges.