BETT 2017: DISCOVERY EDUCATION PRESENTS SIR TONY ROBINSON AND ED STAFFORD
Broadcasters will speak in the Bett Arena on Thursday 26th January and join Discovery Education stand F200
The world’s biggest education technology fair is just days away, and Discovery Education is delighted to be partnering with two of this year’s standout speakers: Sir Tony Robinson and Ed Stafford.
The broadcasters, who present popular Discovery Channel programmes such as Marooned and Wild West, will lead sessions in the Bett Arena on Thursday 26th January and meet with pupils and teachers on the Discovery Education stand during the course of the day.
Their sessions will encourage teachers and pupils to look beyond the confines of the classroom and highlight the important role which technology can play in inspiring 21st century learners.
Sir Tony Robinson actor, presenter and historian, will join the Discovery Education stand at 15:45, where he will sign copies of his latest book No Cunning Plan. The broadcaster will meet with pupils and teachers before taking the stage in the Bett Arena at 17:10. In a session set to be a clear highlight of this year’s Bett show, Sir Tony will share stories from his stellar career and explain how a fascination for history and sense of adventure have inspired his own quest for learning. He will also take part in a virtual Q&A session, answering questions submitted by primary schools from across the UK.
Ed Stafford renowned adventurer, explorer and broadcaster, will join the Discovery Education stand at 1045 before beginning his Bett Arena session at 11.30. In what promises to be an exciting and highly entertaining talk, Ed will share his views on why the spirit of exploration is so important in today’s world, underlining the importance of technology in encouraging children’s natural curiosity and desire to learn.
Discovery Education is also hosting a number of seminars on Friday 27th January, including an important session on girls and coding. ‘Getting Girls to Code’ will explore why some girls simply don’t enjoy the activity, highlighting the need for more imaginative, engaging resources and high profile female role models. Led by Discovery Education’s James Massey, the seminar will take place in the STEAM Village from 15:30 – 16:00.
Catherine Howard, Director of Educational Partnerships at Discovery Education said:
“Discovery Education is delighted to be back at this year’s Bett and looking forward to meeting with pupils and teachers from across the UK and beyond. We’re thrilled to be partnering with Sir Tony Robinson and Ed Stafford and hope that their stories of adventure and exploration will inspire pupils and teachers to use technology in ever more creative ways.”
Discovery Education is a division of Discovery Communications and a leading provider of digital content to schools. Winner of 9 Bett Awards, Discovery Education engages pupils across the UK with its dynamic, curriculum-matched digital learning services.
Discovery Education is delighted to be shortlisted for 2 prestigious Bett Awards this year. Discovery Education Espresso’s Great Fire of London Module is up for an award in the Primary Digital Content category, while Discovery Education’s Egypt Knowledge Bank is nominated in the International Digital Education Resource category.
To request an interview with Sir Tony Robinson, Ed Stafford or Catherine Howard, or for more information about filming and interview opportunities at Bett please contact Angie Shatford, Inkstream PR for Discovery Education: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Discovery Education’s stand number is F200. Come along to see our award-winning digital content services, try out new technologies such as VR and AR and talk to techies, teachers, media producers and community members.
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