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Operation Moonbase at Cliffe Woods Primary School
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Event date:  
2020-03-11
Cliffe Woods Primary School
From Rochester, Cliffe Woods Primary School has been working with the Skills Builder Partnership since 2019 to develop the eight essential skills in their students in a variety of settings. Over the year, students across the whole school have been developing their essential skills through classroom-based Projects, Challenge Days as well as trips to employers partners.
Operation Moonbase
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 3-D model of the first city on Utopia. The day culminated with teams applying Presenting and Listening skills, as they shared their new societies with the wider group. At the end of their mission, learners applied Aiming High by reflecting on the essential skills they had used throughout the challenge.
The fruits of absolutely mind-blowing Teamwork and Creativity all day at Cliffe Woods Primary in Rochester, MedwayThe fruits of absolutely mind-blowing Teamwork and Creativity all day at Cliffe Woods Primary in Rochester, Medway
The fruits of absolutely mind-blowing Teamwork and Creativity all day at Cliffe Woods Primary in Rochester, Medway
Before any disagreement happens, we need to make sure everyone is involved in doing something so that there’s not really a chance of disagreeing in the first place.
Learner, Year 6
They used the outside equipment to build a rocket and a space station – it was their idea to do it! The fun and the team effect meant they all had a go, which some of them wouldn’t have done before.
Support staff, Reception
I think we were brilliant working together because when we were doing things we kept asking ‘Where could this go?’
Learner, Year 1