Naace ICT Impact Awards 2013 shortlist

Bradford’s Curriculum ICT team are delighted to announce that they have been shortlisted as a finalist at the Naace ICT Impact Awards 2013. The shortlist for the awards was announced on Thursday 31 January at 2pm on the Naace stand at Bett 2013. The Naace Impact Awards celebrate the impact educators have made on teaching and learning with the children/adults they work with and support.

The team were nominated in the ‘Curriculum Support Service Impact’ category by Isobel Fairburn at Hothfield Junior School, Bradford. Excellent customer service is assumed by this award, but to win it, it is necessary to show how a third millennium curriculum has been accommodated in the service provided.

One of the members of our team – Chris Mayoh (@chrismayoh) has also been shortlisted in the ‘Primary Impact’ category for a 2nd consecutive year. This award recognises a project that articulates the impact and outcomes that applying technology appropriately can have in a primary setting.

The final list of shortlisted nominations can be found here Naace ICT Impact Awards 2013 Shortlist.

The team would like to thank everybody who have sent messages of support and encouragement via Twitter and e-mail:-

“That’s an awesome shortlist for the #naace awards! Congratulations to the #bradfordict team.” Sarah Walsh, St Cuthbert and the First Martyrs Primary, Bradford

“Curriculum ICT shortlisted for Naace Impact Award. Congratulations to the whole team – well deserved.” Andy Gaunt, Greengates Primary, Bradford

“Huge congratulations to the #Bradfordict team on their Naace nomination…..good luck guys.” Dan Cresswell, Education City

“Congratulations on Naace shortlisting – Richly deserved and good luck!” Julian Wood, Wybourn Communtiy Primary, Sheffield

“There isn’t a team like you guys….anywhere!! #welldeserved.” Liz Brook, St Michaels C of E Primary, Wakefield

“Congratulations – well deserved by all!” Moira Hogan, All Saints C of E Primary, Ilkley

“Congratulations to you all on being shortlisted and to Chris too.” Isobel Fairburn, Hothfield Junior, Bradford

E-Book Reviews

As part of World Book Day 2012 pupil’s at Myrtle Park developed a collection of peer reviewed books to widen their range of reading choices and tastes.  Here are a few of those featured on the Kindles…

TITLE: Teacher’s Pet RATING: 5 out of 5

AUTHOR: Morris Gleitzman RECOMMEND: Y / N

ILLUSTRATOR: Moira Millman GENRE: Fiction

SYNOPSIS: It is about a girl called Ginger and she is allergic to cats, which is unlucky since she has cats as pets. On the way to school Ginger meets a stray dog, but he is accused of biting the principles ankle. So Ginger is on a mission to clear the dog’s name.

I CHOSE THIS BOOK BECAUSE: I like pets and I thought the front cover looked interesting. Once I had read the blurb I knew it would be a book I would enjoy. Also the title sounded like it was going to be a humorous book.

I LIKED / DISLIKED IT BECAUSE: I liked this book, because it was funny and interesting. As well it was quite heart-warming, because of the relationship between Ginger and the dog.

By Claudia

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As part of Year 6 topic links with Black History and Literacy, a collection of biographies have been uploaded to the Kindles featuring people from Rosa parks to Barack Obama to Tinie Tempah!  Here are just a few of the brilliant examples that everyone can now enjoy…


Timothy McKenzie was born on the 21st of March 1989 in Hackney, London and chose the stage name ‘Labrinth’ – why did he choose that name?  Labyrinth went to Stoke Newington School and became interested in a musical career during his school years – was this because he wanted to be famous?  Labrinth was signed for Simon Cowell’s record label ‘SyCo’.  Many record labels wanted McKenzie, but Simon just grabbed him – he was the first non-talent show singer in six years at ‘SyCo’.

Labrinth is a rapper who works with Tinie Tempah and features on Professor Green’s song ‘Oh My God’ taken from the album ‘Alive Til I’m Dead’.  He is writing songs for Professor Green, N-Dubz, Pixie Lott, Preeya Kalidas, Loick Essien and remixing songs from JLS.  McKenzie produced for Master Shortie in his album ‘A.D.H.D.’  Labrinth made his debut appearance on the UK chart in March 2010, when his appearance with Tinie Tempah on ‘Pass Out’ (which he co-wrote) reached number-one.  This was followed by the number two single ‘Frisky’.

His first solo single entitled ‘Let The Sun Shine’ was released in September 2010 and reached number three in the charts.  His second single ‘Earthquake’ was released in October 2011 and reached number 2 in the UK charts.  Labrinth continues to record and produce music – will he ever get that solo number 1?

By Oscar

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