What a feat!

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Hover over the images to reveal captions.  Click on the images to enlarge them. It was time for another virtual trip to the Arctic, and it was a biggie! On board today were over 300 Key Stage 2 pupils and their teachers from seven schools located throughout the UK, namely Holy Trinity C of E Primary School in Cookham, Berkshire …

Online Safety Mark Assessors Update Training Day (virtual and Newport, Wales)

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How time flies!  Two years on and it is time for me to be updated once again by the hugely knowledgeable and competent band at the UK Safer Internet Centre (UK SIC)/South West Grid for Learning (SWGfL), namely Ron Richards, David Wright, Andrew Williams, Ken Corish and Carmel Glassbrook. Whilst some were gathered at the Lysaght Institute in Newport, Wales, several, …

2022 FFT Education Datalab Virtual Research Conference

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Well, it was rather pleasant to be able to sit back today and have no responsibility for steering an event or presenting, only contributing verbally or via the chat feed.  Advertised as ‘2022 FFT Education Datalab Virtual Research Conference: Where Next? Unpacking the real impact of Covid-19 on our pupils, teachers and schools‘ (https://fft.org.uk/fft-datalab-conference-2022/), this event was really insightful and …

A little ‘stretch and challenge’ for the New Year!

Virtual Primary Humanities Network meeting (Term 3)

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Starting the New Year as we mean to go on!  Despite still being virtual in nature, I thought I would still try and provide a little ‘stretch and challenge’ during the third Primary Humanities Network meeting of this academic year.  After reviewing the suggestions given towards the end of our last meeting and bearing in mind the themes hitting the …

SWGfL: ‘Exploring media literacy – Powered by TikTok’

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SWGfL joined forces with TikTok, Ofcom and the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) for a free online event this afternoon.  This was exclusively for professionals working with children, with the intention of supporting and helping them to better understand media literacy. Media literacy refers to ‘the ability to use, understand and create media and communications in a variety of contexts’ …

Online Safety Day 2021

A great means of obtaining the latest resources, tools and guidance to support you in keeping children and young people safe online for the new academic year.

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It was time, once again, for the annual South West Grid for Learning (SWGfL) Online Safety Day.  I made sure that I earmarked the day on my calendar so that I could attend their afternoon event, which brought together eight guest speakers, all leading professionals in the field of online safety.  SWGfL’s aim was to collaborate with some of the most …

‘Let’s go on an amazing Amazon adventure!’

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Hover over images to view captions. Click on images to enlarge them. Following the success and very positive feedback from previous multi-schools events (https://create2inspire.co.uk/2020/10/15/lets-go-on-a-scintillating-south-american-adventure/ and https://create2inspire.co.uk/2020/12/03/off-to-south-america-once-again-virtually-of-course/), we decided to offer another virtual ‘amazing Amazon adventure’ to Lower and Upper Key Stage 2 teachers and their pupils.  This time, more than 250 children and staff from five schools across the UK were …

Online Safety Mark Assessor Update Training

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Well, like many other things, the Online Safety Mark Assessor Update Training went virtual this year.  Not quite the same as all being in one room and chatting with individuals face-to-face, but still high-quality delivery and up-to-date information relayed from representatives based at SWGfL and the UK Safer Internet Centre (UKSIC). The day began with a welcome, introductions and protocols …

Off to South America once again … virtually, of course!

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Following the success and very positive feedback from our first multi-schools event (https://create2inspire.co.uk/2020/10/15/lets-go-on-a-scintillating-south-american-adventure/), we decided to offer another virtual ‘scintillating South American adventure’ to Upper Key Stage 2 teachers and their pupils.  This time, more than 450 children and staff from five schools across the south west were involved (Coalway Junior School and Berry Hill Primary School in the Forest …

Let’s go on a scintillating South American adventure!

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Thanks to support from the Geographical Association’s Initiatives Fund (GAIF), Adriana Meirelles and myself were able to take 248 upper Key Stage 2 pupils and 20 teachers and teaching assistants from five schools across the Gloucestershire/South Gloucestershire/Bristol area on a scintillating South American adventure on Wednesday 14th October 2020.  It was originally intended to hold this workshop in the Department …