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Operation Moonbase at Pelham Primary School
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Pelham Primary School
Based in Merton, South London, Pelham Primary have been working with Enabling Enterprise since 2014. Over this time, students have been busy developing their Essential Skills by working on Lesson-Time Projects as part of the school's Enterprise Week. All students also take part in exciting Challenge Days, where their Creativity, Problem Solving and Teamwork have been stretched with challenges such as designing a brand-new computer game, set in their school! Outside of the classroom, Year 5 students have the opportunity to put these skills into practice in the world of work through Employer Visits.
Operation Moonbase
3, 2, 1, lift off! Students and teachers launched into their Moonbase mission, as the assembly hall filled up with a dazzling display of Creativity and inventive space-themed costumes! Over the course of the day, students from Nursery all the way to Year 6 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 practising their Creativity, Problem Solving and Listening skill sets. 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. The day culminated in a series of persuasive pitches at the Intergalactic Trade Fair, which gave each team the opportunity to show off their fantastic ideas and reflect on their achievements and progress in the 8 Essential Skills.
Teamwork, Problem Solving and Creativity come into play as Year 6 build their model cities on Utopia.Taking turns and Using Imagination to create a team rocket ship in Reception!
Combining Ideas and Aiming High to create the best possible animal to support society on Utopia.
We have chosen to put trees and plants on our rocket so we can make paper to draw on. We also have chickens there to lay eggs for us to eat.
Student, Reception
At first I found it challenging to be a team leader today, to make sure that my team mates were all happy, but now we've agreed which part of the city we are designing so it's a lot easier!
Student, Year 6
The students have been so engaged today and staff have really enjoyed this challenge - a great way to celebrate the end of term! I think the Skills Framework is fantastic and it's wonderful to have all year groups taking part in building these skills.
Deputy Head Teacher