Richmond Hill Primary, Leeds ~ Day 1

| November 7, 2016 | 7 Comments 

richmond-hill-primaryToday had a day of training with teachers from Richmond Hill Primary with their headteacher Nathan Atkinson. We first met Nathan in Doncaster back in 2011, a truly inspirational head teacher who makes a difference wherever he goes. Well worth reading up on the projects he has championed, especially Fuel for School.

richmond-hill-readyOur focus today was on the tech and how it can be used to engage and motivate, though none of this is possible unless the 4 key areas that Nathan ensures are in place in his schools working. Read more on this here

The teachers were keen to explore the digital tools, techniques and knowhow shared today, building upon the already dynamic teaching they employ.

Our digital days, working alongside teachers, all over the place, have become SO fast, and down~to~the~second FULL, that they are almost impossible to describe now. Things have grown, and developed, as elements have grown, and developed, in the world of the web, and the experiences gathered over the last few years, mean that a whole story has grown, and builds through the day.

Today, at pace, through building a progression to support the introduction of these ideas, we looked at inspiring, accessible tools and ideas, for raising the level of writing, speaking and listening, and creativity in lots of young folk.

Many aspect, had roots from a few years ago, but, oh, how it’s grown: An exploration of virtual worlds, Web2.0 and visual literacy elements, and how they have had a huge impact on raising children’s confidence and collaboration, across the creative curriculum. The games based aspects remain crucial, and powerful, but it’s what they are accompanied by that takes it in different directions.


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  1. Andrea Morgan says:

    Hi Tim and Sarah, an inspirational day. Although my head hurts after all that information I am really looking forward to taking part in your session tomorrow afternoon with Y2!

  2. Nathan Atkinson says:

    What a great day. The smiles on the faces on the photographs say it all! Can’t wait for day two!

  3. Kate Wallis says:

    Brilliant day today! Having a play with all the amazing new ideas learnt today! Can’t wait for Wednesday in year 5!

  4. Phill Maher says:

    Hi Tim and Sarah. Had a great day, have already tried a couple of things out on the kids at home and they loved them. Thanks.

  5. Morag Clunie says:

    My natural antipathy towards dystopian world computer games has been challenged by Tim and Sarah. Looking forward to “getting over myself” and using Myst in the classroom to inspire writing.

  6. Morag Clunie says:

    Another amazing day, this time with kids involved. Super ideas and ‘translating’from year 4, and great travelling work from year 2. Huge thanks to Tim and Sarah and alk of the tall people who took part.

  7. Charlotte Blundell says:

    Some great ideas shared yesterday that I am definitely looking forward to try in the classroom. Today just topped it all off though, watching and listening to my class use similes left, right and centre! Thank you for hooking them and helping them produce some fabulous work.

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