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Tile Cross Academy
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Colliers Birmingham
Event date:  
2019-06-11
Tile Cross Academy
Tile Cross Academy in East Birmingham began working with Enabling Enterprise in 2019, and are keen to ensure their students have opportunities to work creatively and collaboratively whilst using their essential skills. Today's enterprising challenge was a great chance for students to be focusing on developing their 'skills'.
Colliers Birmingham
Colliers International is a leader in global real estate, offering comprehensive services to investors, property owners, tenants and developers around the world. A subsidiary of FirstService Corporation, Colliers has 502 offices worldwide and employs over 16,000 people.
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 am happy that the students got to come here today and be exposed to a workplace. It is very rewarding.
Teacher, Tile Cross Academy
We worked well as a team and learnt that it really helps when everyone has a specific job.
Student, Tile Cross Academy.
I could see how the students' confidence improved throughout the day. I am really pleased with their presentations.
Volunteer, Colliers Birmingham