Tagtiv8 spend a lot of time on the road – not with an A to Z these days, but with Google Maps. This week was somewhat bizarre – it turned out that we were only invited to visit places beginning with B.
A happy coincidence? Maybe. However, definitely a good excuse to share what we have been doing…
The first destination beginning with B took Tagtiv8 to Birmingham, a city we have grown quite familiar with over the past 12 months.
Following glowing reports from Gary Setchell at Bournville Junior School, we were invited to visit the wonderful team at Fordbridge Community Primary School to deliver a Tagtiv8 Activity Day and CPD session. This particular Activity Day was rather special – it was our second STEM session of 2018. We couldn’t have asked for a better school to book us through the STEM Directories.
We were really impressed by the energy and creativity of the children – as well as the positivity of the staff! We even got to play some of our active learning games outside – in the sunshine!
We were really impressed with the children’s positive attitudes and ended up awarding Class Dojo points to many teams!
Our next destination beginning with B is quite a distance from Birmingham – 182 miles and 3.5 hours to be precise.
Brighton is one of those wonderful towns, where you find a fantastic concoction of culture, diversity and smiles!
We went to Brighton – or Hove to be precise – to visit Brunswick Primary School to showcase what Tagtiv8 is all about. It was wonderful to catch up with the irrepressible Leah Moo and get the children of Brunswick Primary School moving in Maths – and English too! We were really impressed by the Year 6’s attitude to creating a real legacy – based on their studies of heroes of ours – the New Zealand All Blacks! Check out the Year 6 blog here.
We even found time to wander along the seafront – ironically with music by Brighton-based musician, Vanessa Forero on the headphones!
Finally, Tagtiv8’s travels brought us to Bognor Regis. We had been invited here by the inspirational West Sussex West SSP to deliver an 80 minute active learning workshop to 38 pioneering Primary PE Lead Teachers.
The staff – and Year 11 Volunteers – at The Regis School gave us the warmest welcome, much needed after our week on the road.
In the workshop, we walked & talked about the barriers and challenges in getting children – and teachers – more active, crucial in these days of increasingly sedentary lifestyles. As you can see from the images, the PE Lead Teachers certainly appreciated the Tagtiv8 approaches to active learning. We know that many of them have already begun to make plans to introduce the games and ideas back in their own schools after the February Half Term break.
The Road Ahead
This week has been a great week with many miles added to the clock, but we have encountered some wonderful places and faces along the way.
It’s weeks like these that we really appreciate what we do and feel very blessed to work/play with awesome schools, teachers and learners.
We can’t wait to see where Tagtiv8’s travels take us next.
If you’d like us to visit your school sometime soon, just reach out…