As we head into the final day of the Challenge it looks as though a victory for the children of London is inevitable. The determination and perseverance of all children involved has been astounding and we shouldn’t forget that they have been securing those important literacy and numeracy skills at the same time. Many children will also finish the Challenge having developed new French, Spanish or Mandarin language skills as well!
Yesterday evening saw the million question mark fly by thanks to the fabulous children of New York coming on line and London children playing at home, so well done everyone!
We may see yesterday’s featured school, Harris Primary Academy Coleraine Park, reach a quarter of a million questions today. They have been outstanding!
We would like to congratulate New York student UW from class 501, PS 175 Henry H Garnet for reaching first place on the student leaderboard! As you can see Coleraine Park and Sheringham students dominate the other top places – fantastic effort!
It’s a similar picture on the class leaderboard with Year 6 classes Horowitz and Shakespeare from Coleraine Park in first and second place respectively but with the addition of class 5PK from Netley joining the top ten.
Today we have been talking to Orleans Primary School in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames. They have done fantastically well in the Challenge and although they are unlikely to overtake Coleraine Park, they have a very good chance of finishing in second place if they keep going.
Mrs Bennett, Literacy Leader, told us how the Challenge has inspired students to improve their literacy and numeracy.
It has really motivated the children to be competitive and I am so impressed with the amount of answers 100K+! WOW Orleans, keep it up!
Here we can see 10,000 super champs, Anushka, Billy-Rae and Sam J celebrating their achievements. Awesome!
…and this it what some of the students told us.
I like how it is a really fun way to learn – Lara Fitton (LJG)
Winning points and competing against others makes me try harder – Ollie L (LJG)
Skoolbo is a fun way for children to learn and have fun at the same time – Marija Trendafiloska (Erikson)
Skoolbo is lots of fun, and helps you learn more in a better way – Anushka Nag (Athlestan)
We love hearing how Skoolbo motivates students, thank you for telling us what you think.
We hope you enjoy the final day of the Challenge!
Based in Twickenham, two-form entry Orleans Primary School aims to provide a happy, stimulating and secure community for every child. They believe that this, in conjunction with a rich and challenging learning experience, will ensure that all children reach their full potential, both emotionally and physically, and are completely prepared to take their place in our diverse world.