William Tyndale Primary School
From the London Borough of Islington, William Tyndale Primary School joined the Skills Builder Partnership in 2013 with a long-term vision of how to develop the essential skills in their students. Over the years, learners across the whole school have been exploring and applying the essential skills through a wide range of classroom-based Projects as well as Challenge Days and Trips to employer partners.
Tata Consultancy Services
Tata Consultancy Services Limited is an Indian multinational information technology service, consulting company headquartered in Mumbai, Maharashtra. It is part of the Tata Group and operates in 46 countries. It employs around 15,000 people in the UK.
From the moment they arrived, students were putting their essential skills into action. First of all by gathering as much information as they could about their hosts and the volunteer who were joining them for the day, and then further as they explored the workplace through a tour.
Then, in teams, the students were set their Creativity challenge: to design a new gadget to help employees in their work. They researched existing gadgets, before finding out the sorts of problems people needed help with. They generated ideas for a new gadget that would help with their chosen problem. Learners worked in teams to draw a diagram of their new gadget, with labels to show off the exciting features.
The day ended with a chance to share their achievements with a panel of volunteers. They reflected on how they had applied Creativity throughout the challenge and looked ahead to how they could apply this skill again in the future.