'E-Primary' Learning Day for Local Primary Schools
Article Created on Monday, 26 March 2012
Treviglas Community College last week gave students from local primary schools the chance to flex their ICT muscles and build team-building skills with a learning day that brought together months of creative collaboration.
The day was the culmination of a joint project that began back in October called the “e-primary project”. The endeavour saw the college work with local primary students to help them create an “e-space”, or webpage, for their individual schools.
The aim of the project was to support transition between the primary and secondary school stages as well developing collaborative opportunities between Treviglas and its partner primary schools.
Students from St. Columb Minor Academy along with St. Merryn, St Columb Major and Indian Queens primary schools participated in the project and gathered at Treviglas last Tuesday to present their finished e-spaces and take part in a series of learning games.
Led by Treviglas business, ICT and PE teachers as well as student leaders from years 10, 11 and 12, the day offered up practical tasks geared toward the themes of teamwork and creativity. Activities included a Lego building competition, Olympic style games, and of course the presentations of the webpages, which will each be hosted on the Treviglas website.
“The project was very successful and I really enjoyed myself throughout,” said Laura Dix, a year 10 student leader who assisted with the e-primary project. “I think the students really benefited from all the work they’ve been putting in since October, and this day was a chance to celebrate their efforts.”
Treviglas Assistant Head Teacher Thomas Wilson added: “We were all extremely impressed by the primary students' creativity, effort and enthusiasm. We were also happy that they had so much fun too.”
The e-primary project was an on-going collaborative workshop series between Treviglas College and its partner primary schools.