Stage One - Setting The Scene
The children begin the project as lowly crew members on board an Intergalactic Cosmic Transporter ship (ICT).
There first task is to generate a character name for use within the project. They character names will also be used to create teams that will be used during the project.
Character Name Generator
To create their character names we use a simple generator. There are two sets of six words...
We then roll two die to select a word from each list and combine them to make a "Luke Skywalker" style name for their character.
Coding the Generator
This generator could then be coded in python...
a = ["Star", "Moon", "Fire", "Ice", "Rock", "Sun"]
b = ["runner", "chaser", "hunter", "breaker", "digger", "killer"]
roll1 = random.randint(0,5)
roll2 = random.randint(0,5)
name = a[roll1] + b[roll2]
This then leads to the ability to group children across the year group into teams...
Team Star | Team Moon | Team Ice | Team Fire | Team Rock | Team Sun
Which allows children to earn points on behalf of their team - and bonuses can be applied to individuals or teams.
Each class represents a different "ship".
My current classes are all named after moons in the Solar System so the Year 4 classes are...
Therefore the two ships are the ICT Rhea and the ICT Puck
(Year 6, currently trialing this project have the ships ICT Charon, ICT Phobos and ICT Deimos)
This means that points and bonuses can be awarded to a ship as well as an individual or team.