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Operation Moonbase at Oasis Academy John Williams
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Oasis Academy John Williams
Located in Bristol, Oasis Academy John Williams are in their second year of working with Skills Builder, and are keen to ensure students across the school have opportunities to work creatively and collaboratively whilst using their essential skills. Today's enterprising challenge was a great chance for everyone to be focusing on developing their 'skills'.
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 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.
Operation MoonbaseChallenge Day at Oasis John Williams
Year 8 moonbase design
It's been good to see many of the students in a different light. I've really enjoyed the day as a teacher.
The day has really engaged the students. They've got a lot out of it and its been a good opportunity for them to work in teams, which is not something they get the opportunity to do very often.
Its been fun. I've worked with people I'd never normally work with. We've worked well as a team and helped each other and learnt how to compromise.
Year 8 student