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Hornsey School for Girls
JLL Warwick Street
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Hornsey School for Girls
From the London Borough of Haringey, Hornsey School for Girls has been working with Enabling Enterprise since 2018 to develop a set of eight Essential Skills in their students. Over the year, students across the whole school will be developing their Essential Skills through Lesson-Time Projects as well as Challenge Days and Trips to Employers.
JLL Warwick Street
Jones Lang LaSalle Incorporated or JLL is a professional services and investment management company specialising in real estate. JLL employ more than 58,000 people in more than 1,000 locations in 80 countries. Alongside construction, development and property management, JLL also offers a range of financial services.
Decisive Developers
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 construction. Taking on the role of Developers, the students were then challenged to apply their Problem Solving skills to establish on which site to choose to build a new tall building. Taking the location and needs of the community on board, teams then worked against the clock to build their tower using limited materials. During the build, the teams Staying Positive skills were put to the test as new challenges arose, which put the developers' budgets under strain. The day culminated in teams pitching their plan for development to the volunteer judges, who posed as local and new residents, to see if their building was suitable for construction.
It's really important for students to have these kind of experiences. It was really good to see the quieter students coming forward.
I was really proud that we were able to include everyone's ideas in our design.
It was a really enjoyable day. It was great to see the teams overcoming difficulties to complete a stretching challenge.
JLL Volunteer