Thank you to Andrew Rhodes from the Central Enfield City Learning Centre (CLC) and Alison Martin, Primary Literacy Coordinator for Enfield LA, for inviting us to lead the start of an exciting project.
Today, we were lucky to spend time with the staff and pupils at Galliard Primary School and were joined by visiting colleagues from Chase Side Primary, Merryhills Primary, Bowes Primary, Raynham Primary, Freezywater St George Primary, Hadley Wood School, George Spicer Primary, Raglan Junior, Oakthorpe Primary and St James C of E Primary.
The CLC has been doing a lot of work with schools, for the last three years, around game based learning. Helped by the CLC, teachers have been developing a wide range of activities to support curriculum objectives using computer games like Guitar Hero, amongst others.
The games are used to create the context/ purpose for writing and other activities. This pilot project has been so successful that they are now looking to extend it to other schools, and have also been working in conjunction with the local authority to pilot further projects, such as this one, using games to enhance learning.
A discussion with the primary literacy coordinator and some funding from the local authority, led them to invite us to work with a number of Enfield primary schools. The focus of the project is to develop pupils writing skills using Myst and a HUGE variety of other tools.
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