Today we take a trip across the Severn Bridge to meet the wonderful students of Llanedeyrn Primary School in Cardiff. They are one of the top performing schools in Wales and terrific ambassadors for Skoolbo. A quick look at the home page of their website will tell you all you need to know about how far these students are prepared to push themselves to suceed as the photograph of some of them at the 886 metre summit of Pen Y Fan shows.
We have been following their astonishing story of achievement and improvement on Skoolbo as it unfolds and we thought it was about time we met the stars of the show!
Using tablets, they have made an astounding 31% improvement in Maths and Literacy collectively since starting on Skoolbo and they are showing no signs of slowing down!
Mr Price has been the driving force behind getting Skoolbo established in the school and he has even made a special Skoolbo widget for the school website!
We think this is a great idea as it enables children to quickly sign in and begin learning whether they are at school or home. It’s also helpful for letting parents and carers know where they can register for a parent account so that they can keep track of their child’s progress.
If this isn’t enough, they have made this fabulous video highlighting everything they love about Skoolbo. Here you will see students ‘Zippy Shaking’ and taking part in the 60Sec Slime with Dr Weevil. Both available through the free Teacher App. They also showcase how much they enjoy their Maths and Literacy learning, finishing off with some personal feedback on what they love most about Skoolbo.
“I like using Skoolbo because I keep winning!” Sam B – Y4
“Skoolbo is awesome and sometimes there are levels that are hard” Cody S – Y3
“Skoolbo is a challenging game, helps you learn and I enjoy playing it” Jibram – Y4
“I like Skoolbo because it has maths in it so I can challenge my brain and it will help me with my growth mindset.” Sunny M – Y4
“I like Skoolbo because you can earn points and unlock new things if you do good in the game.” Kallum R – Y6
“I like Skoolbo because you can decorate you own house and unlock new and cool things” Chloe S – Y6
This is a wonderful example of both independent and collaborative learning and this feedback from the teachers makes for great reading as well –
“Skoolbo is the best interactive learning game we have ever used in our School. I love the fact the teachers can monitor the children’s progress and set them challenging tasks. The children also love looking at the weekly class reports to see how they did.” Mr A Price
“I love it when the children use Skoolbo in our class. They always want to show me their results and how well they are improving.” Mr L Jenkins
“We love using Skoolbo in our class. It is a fantastic app!” Miss C Stone
Congratulations to all the amazing students and hard-working staff! You are outstanding!
Llanedeyrn Primary School caters for 419 students and is based in Cardiff.
Their vision is to create a unique, forward thinking school that sets and achieves high standards for its learners whilst recognising its responsibilities to the wider community.
They strive to ensure that everyone within the school is happy, healthy, safe and successful, ensuring equality of opportunity for all.
They believe their school is special because parents, staff, governors and the community work alongside one another to give all children the opportunities to develop their full potential.
The school values the contribution that ICT can make for the benefit of all pupils, staff and parents and governors. To this end, the school ethos actively promotes and utilises ICT opportunities across the whole school structure, with the emphasis toward the promotion of learning and teaching. It is their policy to keep abreast of new and innovative practices.