The School: Benson Community School

Benson Community School kicked off this year of enterprise with Operation Moonbase! Later this year, teachers will run lesson-time projects in class and students will be going on exciting business trips. Today was a special opportunity for all students throughout the school to kick off their exciting programme of enterprise education with a one-of-a-kind mission that was sure to put their Working in a Team skills to the test whilst Using Imagination to the highest standard. Let’s find out how they got on.

The Challenge: Operation Moonbase

Planet Earth is overcrowded, and urgent help was needed for humans to set up a new colony on Utopia, a distant planet that has just been discovered. Benson children delved into Operation Moonbase using all their imagination and teamwork skills. To start the day, the teams decided on their crew and created a brand new species of animal to help the people on their new planet. Next, they built their ideal city, thinking carefully about which buildings would be useful based on the planet’s environment. All teams were Aiming High to build the best society they could.

The Results:

Throughout the day, it was brilliant to see Benson students working together so effectively by working collaboratively and making sure they listened carefully to each member of their team. It was also impressive to see the students’ imagination in action as they designed and built their moonbases! At the end of the day, students wowed their teachers with confident and persuasive presentations to encourage their classmates to come to their planet.

What they said:

  • ” Days like these definitely promote higher order thinking and I am really pleased that the resources for the day are clear. ” – Teacher, Year 6
  • ” I love having the time to work on these challenges. I’ve aimed high by sharing my team’s ideas and making them even better.” – Student, Year 3

Well done to everyone who was involved.

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