We developed the Island Friends stories as a way of supporting teachers and families to teach little ones about behaviours and attitudes that will help them in life. Each story links to the framework we call the ‘Enterprise Eggs’ – and demonstrates one or more of the behaviours in action (you’ll see which ones on the back of each book).
We’ve been working with a fantastic group of teachers to develop and test a range of teaching and learning resources to support the books and we were absolutely stunned by the positive reaction from the children and teachers who took part in the project, which was supported by Welsh Government.
By recognising resilience, creativity, teamwork and positive attitude teachers and children were able to increase motivation and engagement, and this had a knock-on effect on their learning both at home and at school.
Our pilot project with schools has been more successful than we could ever have imagined, so we’re now working on ways to engage with more schools who may want to use the framework. We’ve also been liaising with The RSA to share the results as they are really interested in how design-led approaches can impact education. You can see our RSA blog here:
If you or a school you know would be interested in working with us please get in touch via the contact page.