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Rotherhithe Primary School
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Higgins Wooddene Estate
Event date:  
2019-07-09
Rotherhithe Primary School
Rotherhithe Primary School is located in the London Borough of Southwark. They have been working with Enabling Enterprise since 2017. All students from Nursery to Year 6 take part in projects in school to help them develop the Essential Skills, with 120 students each year getting the opportunity to apply these skills on a visit to an employer.
Higgins Wooddene Estate
Higgins Group is an award-winning, family-run construction company with over 50 years' experience in major housing developments. Throughout London and the South East the company currently has 27 live projects ranging from £5million to £150million.
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.
A great interactive day. The children had the opportunity to meet people from a variety of jobs within the construction sector. Enabling Enterprise helped to make the day go smoothly.
Teacher, Rotherhithe Primary School
We've all had a wonderful day with the pupils today, they have been so well behaved and have used their team work skills amazingly well.
Volunteer, Higgins
I really enjoyed making the model of the bridge today. We had some problems but worked together as a team to make sure our bridge stood up properly.
Pupil, Rotherhithe Primary School