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.
ISG is an international construction services company delivering fit-out, construction, engineering services. For nearly three decades, ISG has been providing construction solutions to some of the world's most successful and enduring businesses, cities and institutions. ISG has over 50 offices across Europe, The Middle East, Asia and South America.
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.