Above is a story about us in the Dumfries and Galloway Standard.
We also got some feedback from the Scottish Education Award Judges which we are allowed to share below.
Well done again to everyone involved and also to those mentioned below:
Dear Mr Archibald,
We just wanted to say a huge thank you to you and the Brydekirk team for today. We really appreciate the hard work and time that everyone put in to making us feel so welcome. We were all struck by the enthusiasm and confidence of everyone we spoke to. Please pass on our thanks to the parents who took the time to come and talk to us today too. It really helped to give us a rounded understanding of everyone’s perspective.
It was good to get a chance to speak to Marion and Deidre about their perspective on the iCoffee events. And a great problem solving opportunity for Mhari, Lexi and Emily who came up with a fantastic solution to the Peppa Pig problem- very good thinking girls!
We were very impressed by the range of apps that the children explained to us clearly- we all learned lots, thank you (but we still think Martyn learned most)! It was really helpful to be able to see the apps in action and gave us a clear idea about how having the iPads is making your learning better. It was really useful to show us examples of what you had been doing as well as explaining it to us.
The writing you did around ‘A Christmas Carol’ really blew us away. Duncan, thank you for explaining the process to us and you dealt really well with having a shorter amount of time than you planned for too. The effort and hard work you all put into the project is amazing. We will definitely look out for the blog post.
Sandy did a great job of summing up the benefits of having access to technology in its many forms at the end and coped brilliantly under time pressure. I certainly don’t envy you Mr Archibald in having to decide who comes along to the awards ceremony in June. That will be a tough decision but I’m sure the children will help.
Finally Mr Archibald, special thanks to you. We all appreciate how busy a teacher’s job is and we are very grateful for the time you have taken to prepare for the visit and coordinate the range of people we spoke to.
Alison, Martyn and Tony