Ss John and Monica Catholic Primary School
Ss John & Monica Catholic Primary School have been working with Enabling Enterprise since 2015, and are keen to ensure children across the school have opportunities to work creatively and collaboratively whilst using their essential skills. Today's enterprising challenge was a great chance for everyone to be focusing on developing their essential skills.
Newman University is an inclusive Catholic university with smaller than average class sizes, an interactive teaching style and outstanding graduate employment. Founded in 1968 and based 8 miles south west of Birmingham city centre, the University offers degrees in teacher education and a broad range of human and social sciences. (Hyperlink for Business blurb in write-ups: http://enablingenterprise.org/archives/17428)
The day started off with the learners using their Listening skills when interviewing student ambassadors to find out about their different experiences of university and the Essential Skills required to do their courses, which could range from media to law to biomedical science. The learners then explored what makes a university by carrying out their own research into the different faculties and the associated facilities to support these. They were then taken on a tour of their host's facilities.
Inspired by what they had seen around them, teams then began designing their own dream university as a way of channelling their Creativity skills. Teams' designs were incredibly creative and innovative, taking into account what students would need to help them study, practise, relax and even eat and drink. The day culminated in group presentations to the student ambassadors, designed to persuade prospective future students to study there.