Author Archive: Sarah
Another lovely day at Amherst Primary School, in St Peter Port, Guernsey. Today, we had the pleasure of doing a bit virtual, and real, exploring, alongside the satff, and children, from Amherst Primary School, and those from Vauvert Primary School. Continue Reading
A rewarding and very enjoyable morning with Year 5 and Year 6 pupils of St Silas Church of England Primary School with their teachers, teaching assistants and visiting colleagues from neighbouring schools: Windmill Hill Primary, St Patrick’s Catholic Primary, Woolton Primary, St Anne’s RCP, St Charles Catholic Primary, Windsor CPS, St Nicholas Catholic Primary, Kingsley CPS, Pleasant St Primary, Forefield Infants, Bedford Primary School, St John’s RC Primary, Greenbank Primary, Smithdown Primary, St Michael in the Hamlet Primary, Norman Pannell Primary, Holy Family Catholic Primary, Farnborough Road Infants and Belvedere Preparatory School.
Great to be back in Kirkby, for a second, three day, “ICT to Inspire” project, alongside the Kirkby Collaborative.
Today, we enjoyed a day of investigations, with the staff, and children, of Park Brow Primary School.
We have been fortunate enough to collaborate with the collaborative (!) in our first three day project in 2012: Day 1 ~ Day 2 ~ Day 3 and a previous visit to Northwood Community Primary. Continue Reading
Durham ICT Services hosted a conference at the Education Development Centre, Spennymoor, investigating the latest developments in ICT, and how its use can make for more effective working, and learning?
With a full programme including ICT Services stands, supplier stands, breakout sessions, and more, the event offered a great opportunity to learn more about the services the team offer, see technology in action, and gain practical advice on how the use of ICT can improve people’s working or school life. Continue Reading
The first in a series of Small School, Big Ideas Events, this time at Caton Community Primary School, near Lancaster, with David Mitchell, Dughall McCormick and Stephen Heppell (via digital wizardry, from Australia). What a great day.
Any small school faces a few challenges, but there are some wonderful advantages, at the same time. Having a large age range, within one class sometimes, means you need some creative, inventive, constantly adaptable, teachers. So, it was a true joy to work alongside some remarkable, adaptable and “up for it” colleagues today. Well done, and thank you, all. Continue Reading
After a fast paced, full on, and fizzy day of technology yesterday, it is time for a whiz through the wonders of the world of words. Some analog (and digital) explorations in to some mysterious virtual worlds, to inspire talking, wittering, writing, inventing and So much more. Continue Reading
Athersley North Primary, Birdwell Primary School, Birkwood Primary, Birley Spa Primary, Carrfield Primary Academy, Cobblers Lane Primary, Darton College, Darton Primary School, Greenfield Primary School, Heathergarth Primary, Horizon Community College, Hoyland Common, Lacewood Primary School, Longley Primary School, Mapplewell Primary School, Middlethorpe Primary, Mundella Primary School, Penistone St John the Baptist, Sacred Heart Catholic Primary, Springwell Community School, Thurgoland C E School, Ward Green Primary, Wellgate Primary School, Wilthorpe Primary School, St James School and St Helens Primary. Continue Reading
An honour to do a presentation at Education Innovation Conference, Manchester Central, Petersfield, Manchester.
Thank you to David Ventris-Field, Event Manager, and Britta O’Boyle, Event Administrator, and Janet Murray, Education advisor for the conference, for inviting us to contribute to this new, and really fascinating event. Continue Reading
A great 2nd day at St Thomas More RC Primary School, & a chance to extend, & develop some ideas from yesterday. We had superb fun, exploring virtual worlds we visited, but also everything from hotseating, active listening, to developing open questioning. Continue Reading
We have travelled to Hull before, and now we’re back, and what a joy it is to be at St Thomas More RC Primary School,for the first of two days training.
We started with 50+ Year 2 and Year 3′s, their teachers and visiting teachers from neighbouring schools, exploring one of the virtual landscapes to encourage good long witterings, writings and speculations. The school has over 40% of its pupils having English as an additional language and more than 20 different languages being spoken. And, what wonderful speaking they do… Continue Reading