Kobi Nazrul Primary School
From the London Borough of Tower Hamlets, Kobi Nazrul Primary School has been working with Enabling Enterprise since 2018 to develop a set of eight Essential Skills in their students. Students across the whole school have been developing their Essential Skills through Lesson-Time Projects as well as Trips to Employers.
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 work lives. 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 as the judges decided which team had developed Problem Solving and Presenting skills the most.