In June of this year Normanby Primary School, in Redcar and Cleveland LA, received the Northern Grid for Learning’s prestigious “Overall Excellence’ award - and this week the school was once again celebrating at the Handheld Learning conference at the Barbican Centre in London.
The Y Factor
On Monday afternoon Normanby learners participated in the Y Factor competition. The Learners Y Factor is ‘an opportunity to showcase the innovation and ingenuity being demonstrated amongst young learners using mobile, gaming, social media or other popular technologies in their learning’. There was great excitement and lots of smiles when the judges announced that Normanby pupils were the winners and had been chosen to present to the conference delegates on the Wednesday afternoon.
There are two awards in the Primary category; Practitioner and Innovation. Normanby won them both! Carl Faulkner, headteacher was awarded Primary Practitioner of the year and the school also won the Innovation award for their outstanding PDAs to Support Learning Initiative - beating schools as far afield as Australia!
These awards are a fantastic achievement and reflect the hard work and commitment of all the teachers and learners at Normanby and also Andrew Stogdale of Redcar and Cleveland LA who provided ongoing support for the school throughout the life of the projects.