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Southern Road Primary School
JLL Warwick Street
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Southern Road Primary School
From the London Borough of Newham, Southern Road Primary School has been working with Enabling Enterprise since 2012 to develop a set of eight Essential Skills in their students. Over the years, students across the whole school have been 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.
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.
Learners use Problem Solving to explore the different JLL construction sites.Listening to JLL volunteers and taking inspiration from the Creative models on display.
Learners apply their Teamwork, Creativity and Problem Solving skills to build models of their bridge designs.
We're all really proud of ourselves because we had fun and tried our best today - that's what's important; it's not about winning.
Student, Year 4
The students have shown fantastic Listening skills today, whether listening to each other or to the different adults, and engaging with the problems set in each task. It's a great way for children to learn about the different jobs in this industry.
Volunteer, JLL
The children have been so engaged with the challenge today. I'd love to take something from each group's design and then we can build a class bridge back at school.
Teacher, Southern Road Primary