Get Set to Build a Community
Based on a real-world scenario, Get Set to Build a Community challenges secondary students to plan, design, build, and market a community focussed housing development for athletes and their families, testing their employability, teamwork and decision-making skills.
Get Set to Build a Community, brought to you by Team GB and Persimmon Homes, is a cross-curricular challenge aimed at students aged 11–14. Working in small teams, they must take on real jobs from Persimmon Homes, to create a development with a legacy to benefit the whole community, while upholding the Olympic Values.
The programme can be delivered as a half day, off-timetable session or across at least two PSHE or Citizenship lessons. Delivery is centred on an editable PowerPoint, including Team GB athlete case studies, and worksheets for students to track their progress throughout.
Get Set to Build a Community Challenge Presentation
An editable PowerPoint with detailed Teacher Notes to guide delivery of the challenge.
Job Descriptions worksheet
Details of the roles that each team will need to take on to complete the challenge.
Site Map worksheet
A diagram of the local facilities and amenities, and the sites that teams can develop.
Market Research worksheets
Two pages of information about facilities and amenities in the local area.
Cost and Revenue Tracking worksheet
Keep track of the money being made and spent throughout the challenge.
Add Social Impact
Each team will receive two scenarios to add Social Impact, based on the site they are developing.
Request a Persimmon Homes Ambassador visit to your school
Persimmon Homes understands the importance of giving students the opportunity to interact with employers and employees, to learn about the range of career pathways available to them.
They have a network of Ambassadors across the UK, who can support delivery of this programme and promote the benefits of a career in the home building industry to the next generation.
Contact the Persimmon Ambassador team to discuss how this could work in your school by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.