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St Francis Catholic Primary School
JLL Leeds
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St Francis Catholic Primary School
St Francis Catholic Primary School in Bradford, West Yorkshire have been working with Enabling Enterprise since 2018, in collaboration with their partner school, St Cuthbert and The First Martyrs' Catholic Primary School. All students will have the opportunity to develop the eight Essential Skills through an embedded programme of Challenge Days and Lesson-Time Projects in school, alongside visits to employers across West Yorkshire.
JLL Leeds
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.
I really think my problem solving got better because of today. It made me start to think of ways to do things and plan them before starting.
Year 5 student
I thought everyone spoke very articulately, confidently, and did a great job throughout all activities today.
JLL Volunteer
The kids don't get many chances to present in school, so they were all very nervous. They practised with the help of the volunteers though and I thought they were all really good.