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Operation Moonbase at Woolenwick Junior School
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Woolenwick Junior School
Woolenwick Junior School in Hertfordshire has been working with Enabling Enterprise since 2017 to develop a set of eight Essential Skills in their students. Previously, students in Year 6 have been developing their Essential Skills through Challenge Days and Trips to Employers and this is now being extended throughout the whole school.
Operation Moonbase
Over the course of the day, students 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.
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Creativity, Aiming High, Staying Positive and Teamwork
The day itself has been fantastic, especially the discussions - the students have been so engaged. It's been great to see how much progress they've made in the skills across the year.
Teacher, Year 6
At the start of the conversation my team couldn't come to a decision so we spent time making sure everyone had a chance to speak and we made a choice using a vote.
Student, Year 6
Everyone tried their best to achieve the best they could across the day and I'm so pleased with what we made!
Student, Year 6