Burgh pupils star at London expo

Some of the pupils from St Peter and St Paul's in Burgh le Marsh at the event.

Some of the pupils from St Peter and St Paul's in Burgh le Marsh at the event.

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MEDIA savvy pupils from Burgh le Marsh got to show off their skills at a major London exhibition last week.

The youngsters from St Peter and St Paul’s C of E Primary School led an interactive workshop at London’s BETT Show, the world’s largest educational technology exhibition, to demonstrate how they use electronic games to boost their maths and literacy skills.

Alongside their Headteacher, Sarah Smith, the pupils revealed to educators how they use games-based learning to practice daily maths challenges, assess their performance and work in groups.

The group of year six pupils are part of their school’s Digital Media Champions team who help to inform teachers and pupils in neighbouring schools about new technologies.

The youngsters currently demonstrate a variety of digital media that they make use of in lessons, including film making and visual literacy, with their teachers embracing ICT to support and strengthen learning since 2009.

Sarah Smith, Headteacher at St Peter and St Paul’s said: “ Children are at the forefront of this work, with our Digital Media Champions leading training developments and pupils setting and monitoring their own targets.”

“It has been the most significant step in developing our curriculum and inspires everyone within our school.”

Educators attending the pupil-run workshop in London were treated to a variety of demos, including the use of a Nintendo DSi for daily maths challenges. A lucky few even got to try out the console themselves.