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Windy Arbor Primary School
Birmingham Airport
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Windy Arbor Primary School
Located in Solihull, Windy Arbor Primary School have been working with Enabling Enterprise since 2017, 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 'skills'.
Birmingham Airport
The airport offers both domestic flights within the UK, and international flights to destinations in Europe, the Middle East, the Indian subcontinent, North America and the Caribbean. The Flight School offers a unique and exciting learning environment where the airport runways and associated activities can be viewed.
High Fliers
The learners arrived eager to learn more about the travel and aviation industry and received a warm welcome from a team of volunteers. The opportunity to interview the volunteers, to find out about the many job roles at the airport, their responsibilities and the Essential Skills required to do their jobs saw the children engaged from the off. Opportunities to view the planes taking off and landing and the run way crews in action, as well as tour of the airport, enabled the learners to see the huge variety of jobs needing to be done in order that the airport runs smoothly and that all of the passengers who pass through are safe, secure and happy on their travels. The opportunity to speak to employees using their skills as they went about their jobs, was welcomed by all of the children who clearly demonstrated excellent Listening Carefully skills. When the challenge to become a marketing team to re-brand a failing airline was introduced to the learners, they were quick to set to work. Teams first decided on a new target market for the airline and then applied their Problem Solving and Using Imagination skills to design a new logo and slogan for the airline to attract many new customers.
Essential SkillsCreativity
I liked how our team helped each other out even when we were struggling.
Student, Windy Arbor Primary School
They have learned a lot of new vocabulary and it was great to hear them use it when they were presenting back.
Teacher, Windy Arbor Primary School
They were very aware of the skills they were using - in the different activities and reflections it really showed the depth of understanding.
Volunteer, Birmingham Airport.