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Ss John and Monica Catholic Primary School
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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.
Prologis is a global provider of industrial real estate. Prologis develop, own and manage around 2,900 properties across the Americas, Europe and Asia. They employ about 1,500 employees worldwide, including around 45 people at their Solihull office.
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 really enjoyable day! It's been wonderful to see the students grow in confidence.It's also valuable for us to practice communicating what we do in the simplest possible way.
The students have been totally engaged through and made progress in their teamwork and problem solving skills. It's so important for them to experience a real work place.
My favourite part was presenting our bridge to the judges. The hardest part of the day was choosing the site for the bridge.