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Game On at Becontree Primary School
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Becontree Primary School
From the London Brorough of Barking and Dagenham, Becontree Primary school has been working with Enabling Enterprise since 2015 to develop the eight essential skills in their students. Over the years, students across the whole school have been developing their essential skills through Lesson-Time Projects as well as Challenge Days and Trips to Employers.
Game On
Over the course of the day, students from Nursery right through to Year 6 used their Teamwork skills to design a brand-new sport that would appeal to a wide audience. By looking at current, popular sports, the learners developed an understanding of how surfaces, equipment and people affect gameplay. They also considered how inspiration drawn from their own hobbies, interests and imagination could be added to original ideas to create something truly unique! Throughout the day, teams also considered how sports can not only challenge a player's physical ability but also put their essential skills to the test, such as Aiming High and Staying Positive. The challenge culminated with each team using their Presenting skills to share their new sport to the rest of their class, who then voted on the best idea.
Perfect Teamwork in Nursery!The fruits of Creativity across all year groups
Presenting skills in action as the sports designers explain how their new games work
Even though they were a little reluctant to begin with, as the day has gone on, the children have got better at working together in teams.
Year 1 Teacher
We've been really focusing on the communication skills this year and it is so good to see the children using them. Days like these are so valuable because the demands of the curriculum often make it harder to dedicate time for skills teaching.
Year 5 Teacher
In sport you have to listen to your teammates and you also have to be a good leader so that everyone knows what to do. You also have to aim high so that you can win as well as staying positive so you don't give up.
Year 4 Student