Friday, 15 July 2016

We are Meeting Heather Fell

Children from Fairlop Primary, Highlands Primary and Mayespark Primary from the London Borough of Redbridge will all be speaking to Olympic medalist, Heather Fell at 2.30pm today, while she is working in Ireland via video conference.

Click below to watch the live stream at 2.30pm today.

Password: 1234

About Heather:
Heather Fell won a silver medal at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing in the Individual Modern Pentathlon. She is a former Junior World Champion and a former World Number One.
Heather was brought up in rural Devon where she rode horses and swam competitively from a young age. This lead her into the sport of tetrathlon from which she progressed on to modern pentathlon which combines the disciplines of running, swimming, shooting, fencing and show jumping. Heather read physiotherapy at Brunel University where she combined her studies with a hectic training schedule. She found initial success at junior level winning 2 gold medals and a silver medal at the 2003 World Junior Championships in Athens.

Many thanks to JISC (v-scene) for streaming this video conference for us.

Thursday, 7 July 2016

We are celebrating the Olympics 2016 today

Click below to watch the live video conference to Sao Paulo, Brazil from Churchfields Junior School in the London Borough of Redbridge. We start at 1.30pm GMT.

This conference is password protected 
Password: 1234

Time (GMT)   July 7th
1.30 – 1.40
Head Teacher (CJS)
Principal NCMJ (SP, Brazil)
Tim Marshall, OBE  (JISC )
1.40 – 1.45
Children CJS
Song for Brazil
1.45 – 1.50
Children NCMJ
Song for UK
1.50 – 2.00
Brazilian Embassy (London)
British Consulate /  Embassy (SP, Brazil )
Lord Jim Knight (London)
Director (NCMJ)
The mascots for 2016
Pass Baton from UK to Brazil + speech
2.00 – 2.05
Children CJS
Dance for Brazil
2.05 – 2.10
Children NCMJ
Dance for UK
2.05 -2.40
Meet Daniela Bernardes, Brazilian paralympian
Meet Dani Brown (MBE), London
Speech from Dani and Daniela and questions from children from Brazil and Uk
End - Goodbye

About the schools :
CJS ( Redbridge)  -
NCMJ ( Sao Paulo )-

Thank you - V-scene (Jisc) for streaming the event for us. Thank you also to all the children and staff at Churchfields  Junior and Nucleo de Convivencia, Menino Jesus.

Tuesday, 7 June 2016

Live into a Jungle in Borneo to meet Orangutans

Children from Loxford School, Highlands Primary, and Mayespark Primary in Redbridge all connected live via V-Scene (JISC) to Borneo, Indonesia this morning. They spoke to experts from BOS ( Borneo Orangutan Survival Foundation) and the freedom five team that have been filming live footage of the mammals in their natural habitat with Vid4hire.

The children asked questions about the behaviour and characteristics of the orangutans and wanted to know how they communicated and survived in the wild. They met a baby orangutan named, 'chichi' with her family, and heard what noises she made.

Using video conferencing technology to connect live into natural habitats to see and meet animals  has enriched and supported the science curriculum for the KS1 and KS2 children. 

We wish to thank Vid4hire and the Orangutan Protection Foundation for allowing us to have this amazing live opportunity.  We look forward to many more video conferences to learn more about what we can do to  help this endangered species.