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2017 NATIONAL AWARD WINNERS

 

PILLGWENLLY PRIMARY SCHOOL RECEIVE NATIONAL EDUCATION AWARD FOR INTERNATIONAL PROJECT.

Teachers and students at Pillgwenlly Primary School have been celebrating after having received a highly regarded British Council eTwinning national award.

Their awards ceremony presented 11 winning project across various categories and one award for an overall winning project. Pillgwenlly Primary School secured the national award within the Social Communication and Empathy category, by producing outstanding work as part of their eTwinning project The Twelve Days Of Kindness, as identified through the eTwinning pedagogical framework, the ‘Quality Label’.

The school worked in partnership with schools and nurseries from Czech Republic, Austria, Romania, Germany, Slovakia, France, Norway and England in to create an outstanding project using Zeemaps.com , etwinning.net and adventmyfriend.com. The project entailed a collaboration to create an online advent calendar filled with acts of kindness. All the schools worked together with a focus on making the world a better place. The schools exchanged Christmas cards and recorded a Christmas song in different languages.

Teachers from across all four regions of the UK came together from Friday 9 June until Sunday 11 June 2017 to celebrate the 12th annual British Council eTwinning UK conference at the Jubilee Conference Centre (formerly the National College for Teaching and Leadership) in Nottingham. The event hashtag #eTuk17 was trending second in the UK throughout the weekend, with over half a million Twitter impressions made.

 

Viera Matysakova from  Pillgwenlly Primary School , said: “We are delighted to have been awarded the eTwinning National Quality Label. Everyone at school has enjoyed working with partner schools on The Twelve Days of Kindness Project. To secure the National Quality Label is a real honour for the students and teachers who participated in the project. The eTwinning project has resulted in many benefits for pupils ,staff and parents.”  

 

For more information please contact Viera Matysakova at Pillgwenlly Primary School.

 

 

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