Hornsey School for Girls
From the London Borough of Haringey, Hornsey School for Girls has been working with the Skills Builder Partnership since 2018 to develop a set of eight Essential Skills in their students. Over the year, students across the whole school will be developing their Essential Skills through Challenge Days and Trips to Employers.
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. The day culminated with teams applying Presenting and Listening skills, as they shared their new societies with the wider group. At the end of the challenge, learners applied Aiming High by reflecting on the essential skills they had used throughout the challenge.