The British Educational Training and Technology Show (BETT) is the largest educational trade show in the world and this year we were invited to deliver show lessons on the Promethean Stand in London with twelve Year 9 students. We started our relationship with Promethean this September when two Interactive “ActivPanels” were installed in classrooms in English and Geography.
Promethean are the leading provider of interactive board technology and had the biggest stand at BETT which included a classroom where our students could demonstrate the impact of using interactive technology in school.
Our lessons used resources from the BecomingX Charity and we explored the importance of aspiration for young people with videos from Bear Grylls and Gareth Southgate. Around 40,000 visitors saw the show over the course of four days and our final lesson was watched by the Egyptian Education Minister! We also had the chance to explore the range of technology on display including Virtual Reality, robotics and Lego.
The students were a credit to our school and their families and Promethean were that impressed with them, that we have been invited to attend future shows. Promethean will also be running some test projects with our school in the future that will impact the wider school community.
It was a pleasure to spend time with our young people and share in this fabulous opportunity.