Valerie welcomes Shadow Education Secretary to Pheasey Park Farm School

On Friday 7th March 2014, Valerie welcomed the Shadow Secretary of State for Education, Tristram Hunt MP, to Pheasey Park Farm Primary School to open the School’s digital Collaborative Classroom.

Valerie said:

“Pheasey Park Farm Primary School’s digital Collaborative Classroom is one of the cornerstones of the School’s plan to become an Outstanding school and an internationally recognised centre of excellence for digital learning. I was keen to show this innovation to the Shadow Education Secretary, Tristram Hunt MP and invited him to Walsall to open the Collaborative Classroom, which is the first of its kind in Europe.”

“The classroom comprises three wall mounted interactive touchscreens, two multi-touch tables and notebook computers for each child and is designed to enable pupils to work with each other collaboratively so that each child is engaged with the lesson and so that pupils learn from each other.”

Mr Hunt said:

“I am keen to see for myself the best innovations and practices in teaching around the country. The Collaborative Classroom at Pheasey Park Farm Primary School is an interesting example of the use of digital technologies. I am pleased to have met with teachers and pupils to see how the use of this technology is enabling pupils to learn more effectively.”

“It is crucial that the very best examples of good practice from across the country are disseminated widely so that all children can enjoy the very highest standard of education possible.”