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Operation Moonbase at Cookham Rise Primary School
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Cookham Rise Primary School
Cookham Rise Primary, in the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead, have been working with Enabling Enterprise since 2018. The school's vision is that all children will ‘shine’ and are encouraged to reach their full potential in every area through the provision of a curriculum which is varied, engaging and exciting. Through their work with Enabling Enterprise, students take part in a range of Lesson-Time Projects in their classes, developing a set of eight essential skills. The whole school, from Early Years through to Year 6, also take part in exciting Challenge Days to bring these skills to life further.
Operation Moonbase
Over the course of the day, students used their Teamwork skills to establish a new society on a distant moon called Utopia. A series of challenges required teams to use their essential skills, particularly Creativity, Problem Solving and Listening. Teams needed to select a crew to support them on their mission, then work together to design a new species of animal to benefit society before finally creating a model of their own dream city. For this activity, students really showed a wide range of Creativity, bringing their ideas to life through 3-D models, building blocks, sketches and by using computer programmes. The results truly were out of this world! The day culminated in a series of persuasive pitches at Intergalactic Trade Fairs, which gave teams the opportunity to show off their fantastic ideas, firstly to their class and then back to the whole school in a celebration of their work and their achievements.
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My team have used their imagination really well today because we have all listened to each other as we shared ideas. We could then choose our best designs together by combining all the best parts of everyone's ideas.
Student, Cookham Rise
We've definitely seen progress in their Teamwork skills today. some have worked in bigger groups and some in pairs, which means they've all been able to participate. They've been engaged and have really loved it.
Teacher, Cookham Rise
I am proudest of my Problem Solving skills today because we had to improvise and try different ways when things didn't go right.
Student, Cookham Rise