Davies Lane Primary School
Davies Lane Primary School in Waltham Forest has been working with Enabling Enterprise since 2015. Over the years, the school has used a variety of Lesson-time Projects, Challenge Days and visits to employers to support the development of students' essential skills both inside and outside the classroom.
A Day in Politics
Over the course of the day, learners from Early Years right through to Key Stage 2 had the opportunity to practise their Teamwork and Presenting skills by setting up their very own political parties. After Listening to an assembly that introduced them to the world of politics, they dived head first into their task, learning more about democracy and looking at how and why we use different voting systems.
With a greater knowledge of politics, the enterprising teams began setting up their own political parties. The aspiring politicians were Presenting ideas effectively about how they could work together, whilst Listening carefully to learn more about different people they could help within their local community. Using their Problem Solving skills, the newly formed parties decided upon who they wanted to help and why, and then thought about the best ways to support these people as they prepared their manifestos and campaign materials.
Finally, whilst some classes deferred the final votes to a later stage, the rest of the school then took to the hustings to convince others to vote for them in upcoming elections. Standards were so high in Teamwork and Leadership skills that it was no surprise to see the classrooms’ scoreboards so full of points for the budding politicians!