Promethean awards more than £60,000 in edtech to schools
It’s an excellent start to the new year for 20 lucky schools across the UK, celebrating wins in ‘Classroom Stories’ – a national competition run by global education technology company, Promethean.
The focus of this year’s competition was “celebrating positivity in education”. Schools across the UK were invited to make a two-minute video, illustrating a unique aspect of their classroom that made them proud.
The Classroom Stories competition is intended to champion the voices of educators and students, providing them with a chance to show off their creativity. This year’s entries included a wide range of content, from teachers performing song and dance routines to keep students engaged over lockdown, to a staged “dinosaur dig” inside a classroom – sandpit included.
Promethean gifted each winning school one of their ActivPanel interactive displays, complete with training and support, representing a total prize value for the entire competition at £60,000.
Ready for the brand-new term, the ActivPanel displays are sure to give staff and students an exciting springboard for 2022.
Looking out for entrants that showed passion, innovation, and imagination were guest judges Alex Bramley, National Teaching Gold Award-winner, and Andrew Murden from Naace (the National Association for Education Technology).
Representing Promethean on the judging panel, Jim Wallis, Head of UKI Market, commented: “We would like to congratulate all the winning schools on their fantastic entries into the Classroom Stories competition. Promethean is always excited to celebrate positivity in education, and this competition is a wonderful way to reward creativity and ambition in the classroom.”
Kewaigue School was one of the successful winners of the Classroom Stories competition. Class teacher, Hannah Lewis, reflected: “I really enjoyed the opportunity to work alongside my class to create this classroom story of our school.
“The children worked so hard from creating a script, to working in front and behind the camera and finally editing and creating the final product. When we told the children we had won the panel, they just couldn’t believe it they were speechless!
“It was wonderful that all our hard work and efforts to tell our story of how we are making a difference in the community had been recognised and rewarded. Now the news has settled, the children and I are all very excited to make active use of the ActivPanel in our classroom.” Hannah continued.
Here is a full list of the 20 winning schools:
- Ashleigh Primary School, Blackburn
- Aspull Holy Family Catholic Primary School, Wigan
- Balscadden National School, Balscadden
- Barnhill Primary School, Dundee
- Belthorn Academy Primary School, Blackburn
- Kewaigue School, Douglas
- Linn Primary School, Larne
- Marsden Junior School, Huddersfield
- Moor End Community Primary School, Accrington
- Nether Kellet Community Primary School, Carnforth
- Severn Beach Primary School, Bristol
- South Camberley Primary & Nursery School, Camberley
- St Joseph the Worker Catholic Primary School, Kirkby
- St Mary’s Catholic Primary School and Nursery, Chorley
- St Nicholas C of E Primary School, Blackpool
- St Patricks RC Primary School, Preston
- Summerseat Methodist Primary School, Bury
- The Hall School, London
- Victoria Primary, Edinburgh
- Whitehouse Common Primary School, Sutton Coldfield
To learn more about the ActivPanel, please visit the Promethean website.