St George's

Church of England Primary School

Year 4 Quiz Success

On Friday 12th March, members of Year 4 took part in the Next Generation Learning National Online Quiz.

This was organised by Becta, the Government’s agency for technology in education, and the NEN (National Education Network) and involved thousands of primary school children up and down the country competeing simultaneously in this pioneering, interactive competition.

The quiz was run exclusively online, via the NEN, covering curriculum areas, including history, science, citizenship, numeracy and literacy. Questions were provided by a series of high profile national partners including the Historic Royal Palaces, Natural History Museum, Science Museum, Guide Dogs for the Blind and the relevant subject associations.

Each partner compiled a series of fun and challenging tests in which pupils from across the UK competed against one another in real time. Taking part in this helped the school to achieve level 1 of the Next Generation Learning Charter, a charter established by Becta stating its public commitment to embrace technology.

Twelve children took part, six as a team and six as individuals. In spite of a minor technical hiccup (or small disaster!) which was entirely down to Mrs Brown being overly helpful, the children all achieved Silver and Gold Awards. They enjoyed the experience and would all be keen to take part again. They should be able to revisit the quiz next week, and try to improve their scores.

Here is the link to the quiz.