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.
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.