Chantry Primary Academy
Located in Luton, Chantry Primary Academy joined the Skills Builder Partnership in 2017 with a long-term vision of how to develop the essential skills in their learners. We are supporting this school to embed the six principles of effective skills teaching and learning. This builds on their curriculum which provides opportunities to work creatively and collaboratively in a variety of settings.
Over the course of the challenge, learners applied essential skills to answer the question: What makes a successful society? They worked in teams to establish a new society on a distant moon called Utopia. They applied Problem Solving to select a crew to support them on their mission and applied Creativity to design a new species of animal to benefit society. Then, they applied Teamwork, Leadership and Staying Positive skills to design and create a model of the first city on Utopia. Most teams extended the challenge to the following day as the aspiring astronauts shared their new societies with the wider group, applying their Presenting and Listening skills to the highest standard. The mission culminated with learners applying Aiming High by reflecting on the essential skills they had used throughout the challenge.