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Below are comments from schools that took part in the" VC Inspiring Learning Through the 2012 Games" . The agenda for the event that took place on June 15th can be found here

72 comments:

  1. Mr Goggin, Carpenter's Primary School, Newham

    We are really excited to see the mega video conference, can't wait to see you all!

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  2. Mr Goggin, Carpenter's Primary School, Newham.

    All the schools are gathering, there is a sense of expectation filling our school hall!

    Welcome to all schools involved. It's great to see children from all over the World: Taiwan, France, Croatia and the UK.

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  3. Carpenter's Primary School, Newham

    Thank you to Lucia Devine for a warm welcome, a short history of the building of the Olympic games and a word about the legacy...and we are officially under way!

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  4. Carpenter's Primary School, Newham.

    Miss Diane Barrick, Head teacher of Carpenter's welcomes everyone watching through the Video conferencing system and the live stream.
    Miss Barrick conveys the excitement that surrounds Stratford and our school in particular.
    Thanks to JANET Uk for providing the technology that makes this conference possible.

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  5. Carpenter's Primary School, Newham.

    Miss Lisa Somerville and past students convey the sense of amazement when London was awarded the 2012 games.

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  6. Carpenter's Primary School, Newham.

    The Children of Carpenter's continue the Video Conference opening ceremony with a procession of flags which represent the olympic values and also the values of Carpenter's primary.

    Miss Somerville concludes the opening ceremony and hands over to Lord Jim Knight, former minister for education.

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  7. Stephanie Caldwell, Museum of London

    Really excited about joining in with this mega video conference! See you all soon!

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  8. CensusAtSchool will be on at 11.30 to any teachers who would like to use our free resources you can view them all and register to take part in a Census of your school at www.censusatschool.org.uk, for international schools check www.censusatschool.com.

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  9. Carpenter's Primary School, Newham.

    Lord Jim Knight gives an interesting account of a promising swimmer who, after an accident went on too become a successful para-olympian. An allegory for determination and the olympic spirit.

    There are then questions from Jean Lurcat in France, Scargill Infants in Havering and Whitchurch Juniors and Shropshire.

    Many thanks to Lord Knight.

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  10. We are The Wilfred Owen School, Shropshire, UK. Thank you for inviting us to join such an exciting event. We are looking forward to joining you later.

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  11. Carpenter's Primary School, Newham.

    It is great to see comments coming in on our blog, please keep them coming!

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  12. Carpenter's Primary School, Newham.

    Lord Jim Knight passes the baton (quite literally) to Kang Chaio Bilingual school in Taiwan.

    Thank you for joining us.

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  13. CensusAtSchool will be on at 11.30 to any teachers who would like to use our free resources you can view them all and register to take part in a Census of your school at www.censusatschool.org.uk, for international schools check www.censusatschool.com.

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  14. Carpenter's Primary School, Newham.

    Thank you Kang Chaio for an excellent presentation, telling us about Taiwan and it's long history of participation and success in the Olympic games.

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  15. Carpenter's Primary School, Newham.

    Kang Chaio hand over to Jean Lurcat for a presentation of their sporting heroes.

    Thanks again to Kang Chaio, it was amazing to connect with you all the way across the sea in Asia!

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  16. Carpenter's Primary School, Newham.

    Thank you so much to Ecole Jean Lurcat a great presentation on great French athletes and a history of the olympics.

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  17. Scargill Infant School, Havering
    We liked all the children from different countries talking to one another! Wow! Carpenter's Primary School a fantastic presentation. Well done

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  18. École Jean Lurçat...are friends in Canada put all of there resources in both English and French if you would like to view some of the CensusAtSchool resources http://bit.ly/LpkdaD our SportAtSchool resources are only in English but free for you to use: www.sportatschool.org.uk

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  19. Carpenter's primary School, Newham

    Kang Chaio Bilingual School pass the batton to the Museum of London for the next presentation.

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  20. Scargill Infant School, Havering
    The story Lord Knight told us about the swimmer was very interesting. It made me want to do something as a team and make myself and others proud - Paige.

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  21. Carpenter's Primary School, Newham

    Thank you to the Musuem of London for a fascinating, historical presentation about the olympics past and present.

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  22. Parkhill Junior School, Redbridge, Class 6L
    It was really interesting to hear about athletes from other countries.

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  23. Carpenter's Primary School, Newham

    Some really interesting questions asked of the Museum of London by lots of schools .
    Thanks to you all.

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  24. Carpenter's Primary School, Newham

    The Museum of London pass the baton to Dwain Bowman, a volleyball coach for England.

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  25. Carpenter's Primary School, Newham

    A fascinating insight into volleyball and the training required to become a top athlete and the opportunites that can come from dedication.

    A big thank you to Dwain Bowman!

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  26. Parkhill Junior School, Redbridge, Class 6C

    I found it really exciting to be given the opportunity of hearing all about the games and learnt things I didn’t know before (such as how the next Olympic hosts are chosen).

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  27. Parkhill Junior School, Redbridge, Class 6C

    I found the video conference very interesting. I learnt lots of new facts, such as the Olympic torch being only 60g. It was good to be with other schools as we heard their opinions as well.

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  28. Parkhill Junior School, Redbridge, Class 6C

    It was really fun to take part in the Video Conference. We learnt lots of interesting facts about the history of the games.

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  29. Parkhill Junior School, Redbridge, Class 6C

    It is amazing to hear how much Dwayne eats each day. He must work very hard in training!

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  30. Stephanie Caldwell, Museum of London
    It was great to take part in this conference. I hope you all enjoy the rest of the day!

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  31. Carpenter's Primary School, Newham

    Thanks for all your interesting comments and questions, please keep them coming!

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  32. Carpenter's Primary School, Newham.

    Dwain Bowman answers questions from a variety of schools. Thanks to you all.
    He then passes over to the Royal Society of chemistry and Sport.

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  33. Highlands Primary School, Redbridge

    We will be setting up our VC equipment very soon, ready for our link at 12.00. Everyone is really excited about the VC with Ian Rose.

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  34. Carpenter's Primary School, Newham.

    The Royal Society of Chemistry and the University of East London give a really interesting presentation on food and the processes that allow us to get energy from what we eat.

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  35. Wilfred Owen Primary, Shrewsbury

    It was really interesting listening to Dwain, We now know a lot more about volleyball. We had one question we were hoping Dwain could answer for us:

    What was the most memorable game you ever played and why?

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  36. Mr Goggin, Carpenter's Primary School, Newham.

    Thanks for the question, Willfred Owen, I managed to ask Dwain before he left.
    Dwain told me that the game that he remembers over all the rest happened when he was young and in the final minute, a really tall player from the other side smashed the ball towards them and a short player from his team blocked it and was a real hero!!

    Keep the quesions and comments coming.

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  37. Carpenter's Primary School, Newham.

    Thank you so much to the Royal Society of Chemistry and the University of East London.

    Don't forget, you can take part in the 'Global Experiment 2012' by logging on to:
    www.rsc.org/sport
    Be part of this exciting international experiment...compare your results with the rest of the World!

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  38. Carpenter's Primary School, Newham

    Now the baton has been passed to the Royal Statistical Society at Plymouth University who will be conducting a mathematical investigation with children from a number of schools.

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  39. Can you all see the powerpoint ok?

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  40. Carpenter's Primary School, Newham

    Teachers!! If you would like to share more information about chemistry with your classes, please look up:
    www.rsc.org/learn-chemistry
    where there are a wealth of resources for both primary and secondary children.

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  41. Whitchurch CE Junior School, Shropshire

    The excitement is growing with the children who are joining the conference at 12pm. We hope that you are having a great day so far.

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  42. Carpenter's Primary School, Newham

    We can see the powerpoint here...how about you other schools?

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  43. St. Brigid's Primary School, Northern Ireland

    Really enjoying the vc. Great to have so many schools involved.

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  44. Carpenter's Primary School, Newham

    Thank you so much to Kate at the Royal Statistical Society.

    They pass the baton over as we move onto a presentation about the Olympic and Paralympic values by the children of Carpenters and we are joined by Horati Primary School in Croatia, Highview Primary in Barnsley, UK, William Brookes Secondary school in Shropshire and Camden Juniors in Sutton. Welcome to you all!

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  45. Carpenter's Primary School, Newham

    Thanks to Sonida and Paige for their presentation on olympic and Paralympic values.

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  46. St. Brigid's PS Northern Ireland

    Kate thanks for the session. We really enjoyed the questions. Fatima seems to have found new fame with I'm a celeb

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  47. Carpenter's Primary School, Newham

    The Carpenter's 'All Sorts' choir have written a song about the olympic values, which they sing beautifully!

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  48. Thank you all. If any of you would like to look again at the resources or take the questionnaire again go to www.Sportatschool.org.uk it is also not to late to see where you can view the Olympic Torch Relay at www.sportatschool.org.uk/gettingtothepoint Thank you Kate

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  49. Carpenter's Primary School, Newham

    A big thank you to William Brookes School in Shropshire, who told us all about their school's namesake, the inspiration for the modern Olympic games (and the olympic mascot Wenlock!)

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  50. Carpenter's Primary School, Newham

    Well done to Horati Primary School in Croatia, it was great to connect with you over there and thank you for your excellent presentation on the olympic values.

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  51. Parkhill Junior School, Redbridge, Class 6A

    Chemistry and Sport was really interesting, I do hope we do the experiment with the Sports drinks.

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  52. Staveley Primary School - Even though we haven't been able to interact (there seems to be a problem with you seeing and hearing us!) we have really enjoyed the sessions. The Museum of London session was very informative and we learnt a lot of new things about the Olympics. The Maths session was fun and we enjoyed working out the data on the bar charts. Thank you.

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  53. Parkhill Junior School, Redbridge, Class 6A

    I learnt lots on things. I now know what athletes have to eat for different sports.

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  54. Parkhill Junior School, Redbridge, Class 6A

    I was surprised to know athletes have to eat 6 meals a day!

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  55. Carpenter's Primary School, Newham

    Thank you to Camden Junior School in sutton and William Brookes Secondary School in Shropshire for your interesting questions.

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  56. Carpenter's Primary School, Newham

    As we approach the final leg of the video conference relay, we hand the baton to Ian Rose a paralympic athlete and we are joined by Highlands Primary in Redbridge, St Brigid's in Glassdrummond in Northern Ireland, Highview Primary in Barnsley, Whitchurch Juniors in Shropshire and Camden Juniors in Sutton...welcome to you all and everyone watching the stream.

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  57. Carpenter's Primary School, Newham

    A huge thank you to Ian Rose for a deep insight into the journey of a paralympic athlete. Very inspirational, informative and entertaining.

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  58. Carpenter's Primary School, Newham

    Ian Rose has answered some excellent questions from children from all over the UK and the World.

    We have really enjoyed hosting this web conference it has been exciting, fun, interesting and educational.

    A massive thank you to everyone who took park: the schools who presented and asked questions, the institutions, experts, polititians and athletes who took part and all those involved in the production today.
    Don't forget you can watch the speech from Tim loughton M.P. on this blog: www.vcfl.net

    And that is it! A final word from Mr Jan Bless to thank everyone and we come to the finish line.

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  59. Parkhill Junior School, Redbridge, Class 5S

    It was very inspiring to hear what Ian Rose had to say.

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  60. Parkhill Junior School, Redbridge, Class 5S

    He has inspired me to try hard and be determined.

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  61. Parkhill Junior School, Redbridge, Class 5S

    Ian Rose was very interesting, he taught us to always believe in ourselves.

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  62. Carpenter's Primary School, Newham

    A special thanks to JANET and ITASS for their support and technical advice and expertise and to Mina Patel, without whom, this event would not have happened.
    We look forward to seeing you again through the video conferencing technology.

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  63. St. Brigid's PS

    Mina Thank you for organising and keeping things on track. A very enjoyable morning.

    From all in NOrthern Ireland

    Goodbye

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  64. Parkhill Junior School, Redbridge

    Thank you to Carpenters Primary for hosting such a wonderful Olympic event. All of our classes who took part in sessions, or just watched, were very excited to be part of such an interesting event.

    Well done to everyone from the UK and around the world who gave presentations. We have thoroughly enjoyed the morning.

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  65. Highlands Primary School

    Year 6 pupil - I was inspired by Ian Rose and how he overcame his disability to win olympic medals.

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  66. Highlands Primary School

    A big thank you to everyone for organising this event, we really enjoyed our session with Ian Rose.

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  67. Highlands Primary School

    Year 6 pupil - I was amazed at how determined Ian Rose was to win at the Olympics.

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  68. Highlands Primary School

    Year 6 Pupil - I didn't know that the Olympic medals have Braille writing on the back!

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  69. Highland Primary School

    Year 6 pupil - This is my first video conference and it was good to see other schools on the screen. The pictures were very clear and the sound good.

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  70. Primary School Horvati15 June 2012 at 20:04

    Dear Friends!!! It was really pleasere to be with you today!!! Thanks to all for this great work!
    I hope this is a start od great cooperation!
    And yes....it was wandefull to see medals on Braille. wow!
    Regards from Croatia!!

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  71. The Wilfred Owen School, Shrewsbury
    Mina, Thank you so much for the opportunity to take part in the video conference today. Our two classes really enjoyed the experience, and we were very impressed with the interview Dwain Bowman gave, his answers were excellent.
    The quiz session supported alot of our recent work too, and the chance to link globally was very exciting. Please pass on our thanks to all concerned, and the excellent hosts - Carpenters Primary School.

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  72. Camden Juniors, Sutton

    Thanks for organising this Mina, it was brilliant and the kids loved it!

    One child said "It is amazing how he ( Ian Rose ) can't see properly but he still does Judo and wins medals"

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