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Commit to Confidence at Whalley Range 11-18 High School
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Event date:  
2019-03-12
Whalley Range 11-18 High School
Whalley Range 11 - 18 High School have worked with Enabling Enterprise since 2018. They are taking part in a Challenge Day, a range of employer visits supported by use of the Skills Builder Framework and short skill videos back at school.
Commit to Confidence
Over the course of the day, Year 10 learners worked together to develop their confidence, with a focus on how they could use and apply their Essential Skills, such as Aiming High, Being Creative, Leading, Listening and Understanding, Presenting, Problem Solving, Staying Positive and Working in a Team. They began by considering what confidence is and the habits they can adopt to develop their confidence. Throughout the rest of the day, the learners applied all eight of their Essential Skills to a range of professional scenarios in preparation for life beyond school. The challenge culminated on a reflection on their personal skill development as the learners would later create a personal action plan to continue to build their own confidence.
Presenting skills in action as Whalley Range as the teams rebrand a productTeamwork and Leadership in action as the teams of designers work against the clock to complete all tasks
The fruits of teams' Creativity before Presenting in front of their peers
When I felt pressured by the timer, I was relieved I could rely on my team to help out and still deliver the products on time.
Student, Year 10
The activities really do bring out the Leadership in them. It was good to see some of the students speaking up and engaging with their team whereas in other lessons they would have needed a lot more probing.
Teacher, Humanities
I think I have shown good Teamwork skills today but I'd like to work on my Problem Solving because I tend to pick the more complex solutions instead of the simple ones.
Student, Year 10