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DIGITAL: Medals for Local Heroes

Location: Online

Duration: Approx. 60mins ‘live’ facilitation, followed by a teacher-led making activity

Key Stage 1 STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Maths) Learning

Learners explore how and why achievements are recognised and discover fascinating stories of local heroes, in this inspiring and engaging digital session. Learners discover the stories of medal-awardees including Florence Nightingale, Louis Martin, and Rolls & Royce, before imagining what they themselves might wish to achieve and be recognised for in the future.

Knowledge and understanding are built around historic and significant local people and the many ways in which achievements are celebrated. Individual values and aspirations are grown through learners imagining what they themselves might wish to achieve in the future. Key STEAM skills including imagination, collaboration, communication, creativity and making are also developed, as learners share their ideas with others visualising their future medals through 2D drawings and realising them in 3D using clay.

National Curriculum Links Include:

History – e.g. ‘Pupils should be taught about the lives of significant individuals in the past who have contributed to national and international achievements, for example Florence Nightingale […and…] events beyond living memory that are significant nationally or globally, for example the first aeroplane flight’

Art & Design – e.g. ‘Pupils should use a range of materials creatively to design and make products […and…] use drawing, painting and sculpture to develop and share their ideas, experiences and imagination’

Design & Technology – e.g. ‘Pupils should generate, develop, model and communicate their ideas through talking, drawing, templates and mock-ups’

Citizenship – e.g. ’Pupils should be taught to think about themselves, learn from their experiences and recognise what they are good at […and…] taught how to set simple goals’