Preston Manor School
Preston Manor, based in Brent, have been working with Enabling Enterprise since 2019. The school aims for its pupils to approach learning with a 'growth mindset', facilitating the development of character, essential skills and confidence through a broad curriculum.
Through their work with Enabling Enterprise, they embed essential skill development against the Skills Builder framework through their PSHE lessons. Students also take part in Trips to Employers, giving them the ideal opportunity to apply these skills in a workplace setting and broaden their understanding of different careers.
Quintain are the team behind Wembley Park, one of London's most exciting new neighbourhoods. During their 26-year history Quintain have transformed locations across the Capital into places where people want to live, companies want to grow and neighbourhoods can come alive.
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 morning.
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.
Once bridges were built, students reflected on the success of their design but also how effectively they had used their Essential Skills across the morning.
At the end of the construction challenge, students were taken on a site visit tour of the Wembley Park development. Students learnt about the key skills involved in a range of careers in construction - as well as the many different stakeholders and phases of a large scale regeneration project.