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Wohl Ilford Jewish Primary School
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Turner & Townsend
Event date:  
2019-06-18
Wohl Ilford Jewish Primary School
From the London Borough of Redbridge, Wohl Ilford Jewish Primary School has been working with Enabling Enterprise since 2017 to develop a set of eight Essential Skills in their students. Over the years, students across the whole school have been developing their Essential Skills through Challenge Days and Trips to Employers.
Turner & Townsend
Turner & Townsend is a multinational professional services company headquartered in Leeds, United Kingdom specialising in programme management, project management, cost management and consulting across the property, infrastructure and natural resources sectors.
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.
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Wohl Ilford Jewish Primary School @ Turner & Townsend
We have used pros and cons to help us evaluate the different sites to build our bridge.
Student, Year 5
The students worked really well in their teams and built some fantastic bridges today.
Volunteer, Turner & Townsend
It's been really good to see some of the quieter students really take lead in their teams.
Teacher, Year 5