We’ve reached the halfway point of the Scottish Challenge and just take a look at the national school leaderboard! Scottish schools dominate and are holding nine of the top ten places –
The totaliser is showing just short of half a million answers so far making that one million target well within reach.
It’s all change at the top of the player leaderboard where Katie Parrish from Busby School is currently in the lead, followed closely by OB from Kirkcaldy West. Previous leader YF from Paradykes is in third place.
Fife are still the runaway leaders on the LA leaderboard having amassed over 165,000 answers.
We recently got in contact with one of the top performing schools in Scotland, Avenue End Primary School in Glasgow. They make frequent appearances on the national leaderboards and are currently sitting in tenth place. Their fabulous students have answered almost 300,000 questions so far and show no sign of slowing down. Mr Begg’s Primary 5 class are the biggest contributors so far to the school’s tally with over 63,000 questions under their belts. Primary 54 and Primary 7 are holding second and third places respectively.
It seems that it is not only literacy and numeracy that Avenue End students excel at. A few budding journalists toured the school to find out what students and teachers enjoy about Skoolbo –
Jodi–Its very enjoyable
Sophie–Its very interesting
Sasha–It’s a cool type of learning
Aisha–I learn lots from it
Joshua–It’s fun because you can verse people
Abigail–It gives you fun education
William– Gives you challenges and opportunities
Rebbeca–The maths helps your times tables
Eaun – Its good because you can customise your profile
Katie – It’s an awesome way of learning
Sam – Getting awards and certificates
Daniel – Because you can play kids all over the world
Fatama – competitions for your school and class
Harvey-I like making my avatar
Ryan–Because there’s lots of games
Natasha–You can play lots of people
Abbie–You can get on the leaderboard
Katie–You can get a certificate
Tiagan–I like all the subjects
Kasey-I like hard games
Hayley-I like number games
Marcus–I like easy games
P1A-WE LIKE WINNING!
And here’s what their teachers had to say –
Mrs McCluskey – It is motivating and fun the children can use/apply their skills
Mrs Gilmour – All the kids can work at their own speed and level. Perfect!
Miss Bryce – Some of the children are competitive and they all work at their own level and they enjoy it
Mr Beggs – They can enjoy their language and maths work and access Skoolbo from home.
Miss Muir – It challenges the children in different areas of the curriculum and its fun for them
Mrs O’Donnell – It helps the children enjoy their learning
Mrs Calder – It’s a fun way to learn and enhance skills
Miss Findlater – It’s fun for the children
We’d like to say a huge thank you to the students who toured the school collecting these wonderful quotes for us. They even did all the typing!
Great effort Avenue End – you’re amazing!
Avenue End is a non-denominational primary school Based in Craigend in Glasgow, which caters for pupils from P1 to P7. Their aim is to encourage the development the personalities, talents and abilities of pupils to their fullest potential.