The Nottingham Trent University hosted the consortium meeting of No One Left Behind project on 24th and 25th November. The meeting was attended by 18 participants from the 7 partners’ teams to review the latest developments and milestones achieved along this first year of the project, and to agree on the next steps in the project.
The project is currently running through 3 experimental pilots in eight schools involving about 600 students over 9 – 17 years old, across up to 12 subjects, in 3 countries (Austria, Spain and UK) targeting different perspectives of students at risk of exclusion.
During the meeting our colleagues Nick Shopland, Andy Burton (NTU) and Dominic Martinovs (GameCity) moved to the Sneinton St Stephen’s Church school to conduct a live videoconference with the students in year 6 of Primary School who are using Pocket Code at classroom. Dan Gill coordinated the students with ages between 10-11 to demonstrate how to use Pocket Code on the subject of History.
Also during the meeting we had the opportunity to hear at first hand the teacher´s experiences using Pocket Code with their pupils, such as Lindsay Clark – Deputy Head of Sneinton St Stephens Primary School, Katy Wilkinson – Teacher and IT Co-ordinator and Andrew Crooks Also – Teaching Assistant both from Oakfield School and Sports. The students from these schools participating in the No One Left Behind pilot are using Pocket Code with very good results.