Well it’s nearing the end of another year and term, August doesn’t seem so long ago.
On Friday I was given a suggestion to have a charity guitar hero event which was a nice way to spend the morning. The pupils were given a choice of 5 songs to practice on and then a final song which could earn them house points. The most popular choice for the junior school was “Livin’ on a prayer”
First thing in the morning The Wii and projector was set up in the school’s main hall for the first session before moving up to the HE room.
We had 48 pupils take part during the course of the day but the best response came from the first and second years.
The winning house for S1 and 2 was Maree and the winers in S3 and 4 were Kerry.
Today I’m starting an experiment, On the back wall of my classroom I’ve set up a technology cool wall and I challenged my senior and first year pupils to bring in some new gadgets/technology to put up on it and so far the pupils seem exited about it.
I’ve used the same headings as in the Top Gear Coolwall – Seriously Uncool, Uncool, Cool Sub Zero and the DB9 Fridge. We’ve now had the first 4 entries onto the wall and we now have one in all but the DB9 Fridge (Cooler than Sub Zero).
The S1 will be doing this later on today (Some of them seem really excited about their gadgets) as well so I plan to put up a list of entries to the wall as soon as I can.
The hope for the wall is that it gets the pupils curious and interested in new technology.