At the end of a fantastic week the children of Scotland have answered over 600,000 literacy and numeracy questions on the Skoolbo platform. They may have not quite reached the target but the reports we are getting back from schools have highlighted just how much everyone has enjoyed taking part and at Skoolbo we really feel as though we have made some new friends.
We have heard all about the tiny school of Burravoe on the Shetland Islands. Despite having only one class and fourteen pupils, they managed to finish in tenth place on the class leaderboard! …and they have a zip wire in their playground!
Class P61 from Kirkcaldy West Primary School were rewarded for their outstanding effort and were crowned champions on the class leaderboard followed by the very deserving Paradykes and Busby Primary Schools.
We have spoken to lots of lovely schools in Fife and we fully expected a Fife school to finish top of the leaderboard. However a public holiday and an amazing effort from Busby Primary School in East Renfrewshire saw them finish first when time was called on the Challenge. Kirkcaldy West were superstars throughout the Challenge and deserved their top flight finish. Paradykes, St Agatha’s, Daliburgh, Mountfleurie, Ashley Road, Avenue End, St Paul’s RC and Marykirk all deserve praise for finishing in the top ten – we salute you all!
The top three positions on the pupil leaderboard were taken by Katie Parrish (Busby), OB (Kirkcaldy) and YF (Paradykes). Well done and congratulations to the other pupils who made it to the top ten.
So how did your Local Authority do? Take a look at the top ten here –
1st – Fife
2nd – Aberdeen City
3rd – East Renfrewshire
4th – Midlothian
5th – Eilean Siar
6th – North Lanarkshire
7th – Glasgow City
8th – Aberdeenshire
9th – Shetland Islands
10th – Orkney Islands
For the full leaderboards, please take a look at the Challenge page and remember wherever you came in the Challenge, you made an important contribution to the shared total and made some wonderful progress with your literacy and numeracy skills.
To all the children of Scotland who took part in the Challenge we think you are all…