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Operation Moonbase at Thomas Walling Primary Academy
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Thomas Walling Primary Academy
Thomas Walling Primary Academy, part of the Laidlaw Schools Trust, have worked with the Skills Builder Partnership since 2018. They have gained staff training, classroom resources and skill assessment tools as part of their membership package.
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.
Moonbase Work ExampleMoonbase Work Example 2
Moonbase in action
It has been great to see the way each team has worked together today, it has helped me understand more about my class.
Thomas Walling KS1 Teacher
The challenge day has worked really well, it has given me the opportunity to see how skills can be nurtured.
Classroom Support Staff
Today was fun, I came up with the best animal in my class and my teacher asked me to present it to everyone.
Thomas Walling Pupil