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Level Up at Malmesbury Primary School
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Event date:  
2020-03-19
Malmesbury Primary School
Malmesbury Primary School have been working with the Skills Builder Partnership since 2014 and have taken part in many trips, Challenge days and projects to help their students develop the eight Essential Skills. We are supporting the school to embed the six principles of effective skills teaching and learning which builds on their curriculum and provides opportunities to work creatively and collaboratively in a variety of settings.
Level Up
Over the course of the challenge, learners worked in teams to design a brand new computer game, set in their own community. They needed to apply Creativity to decide on their initial game concept, style, and name. Then, the budding game artists applied Teamwork to design characters and Leadership to sketch their game world whilst using their Problem Solving skills to design a points system, tokens and exciting obstacles for their new game. The game designers then applied Staying Positive skills to de-bug lines of code, before applying Presenting and Listening to share their ideas with the wider group. At the end of the challenge, they applied Aiming High to reflect on the essential skills they had used throughout the day.
I can see the people using Teamwork and Problem Solving to make a decision everyone is happy with; my dad does that at work too.
Student, Year 2
I'm so impressed with how well the mixed age groups are working together. The older pupils have stepped up to the opportunity to be role models and lead the Year 2s in their team.
Teacher, Year 4
We've been Staying Positive because we keep trying until we solve the problem. It's quite challenging to make decisions but we've used voting and combining our ideas. Our video game is set inside the school website and then you escape into the office!
Student, Year 6