Enriching teaching

Schools in the North West are leading the way when it comes to using technology to enrich and enhance their teaching and learning.

Supporting them is hi-impact consultancy, a Merseyside based team of education specialists, who utilise the plethora of opportunities that technology brings to the classrooms, from sending science experiments to the edge of space to assemblies led by humanoid robots, and from filming PE lessons in slow motion, to using digital microscopes to help dissect a heart.

Michael Mellin, headteacher at Park Primary School: “It’s hard to believe that technology has become so accessible that Primary aged pupils are taking photographs of Earth from space. It was one of those awe and wonder moments I will not forget.”

Understanding the importance of staying safe online is at the top of the agenda for hi-impact and as with all their workshops, teaching eSafety is fast-paced and engaging as children are drawn into a simulated real-life identity theft investigation; using a wealth of technologies to solve the crime.

Paul Bradshaw, senior school improvement officer at Liverpool Council said: “This has been one of the most powerful online safety sessions I have ever seen. Really engaging and inspirational.”

Managing director at hi-impact, Alan Thompson, says the company is delighted to be sponsoring the Educate Awards and recognising those schools who strive to transform education through technology.

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