Newcastle Pupils Celebrate Success in Summer Learning Challenge

Pupils from a Newcastle school have been celebrating their success after taking part in a nationwide Maths and English Challenge.

36 children at Royal Grammar School, Newcastle received awards following their participation in the Annual DoodleLearning Summer Challenge – a popular initiative designed to motivate pupils during the school holidays and prevent summer learning loss.

More than 18,000 children took part in the challenge, including pupils from 647 participating schools, by practising maths and English for just a few minutes each day, using DoodleLearning’s award-winning apps. Part of the Discovery Education family of solutions, the DoodleMaths and DoodleEnglish apps use the latest edtech advances to reward learning and boost children’s confidence.

The pupils from Royal Grammar School, Newcastle were rewarded with special certificates and badges that were presented by their teachers in school this week.

Tom Lloyd, Year 6 teacher and Head of Maths at the school said:

” The summer challenge provides a great opportunity for children to practice a ‘little and often approach’ to their mathematics over the summer holidays.  It also helps with reducing slip off in content knowledge over the long summer break.  Whilst it was not mandatory, it was pleasing to see such a good uptake in participation.  The children love collecting their badges and this helps to reinforce good habits and keeps the enjoyment and excitement high around Doodling.”

One of the children who received an award, Year 6 pupil Oliver, said:

“ I really enjoy DoodleMaths because it is super fun, and you learn different skills to solve problems.”

Year 5 pupil Martha said:

“I did the Summer Challenge because it’s nice to get a pin badge and a high streak.  I know if I Doodle daily, I will improve my maths loads!”

Howard Lewis, Discovery Education’s UK and International Managing Director said:

“We’re delighted that so many children entered this year’s DoodleLearning Summer Challenge and congratulate Royal Grammar School, Newcastle on their success! Our Doodle apps are a great way to extend learning beyond the classroom during the school holidays. We’re committed to creating content and resources that ignite students’ curiosity and make learning fun.”

Designed to be used for just 10 minutes a day,  Discovery Education’s DoodleMaths and DoodleEnglish use the latest advances in learning and motivational psychology to raise attainment and boost confidence in maths and English. Giving children a personalised learning programme tailored to their needs, the apps are proven to boost confidence and ability. Filled with thousands of interactive exercises, they explore numeracy and literacy in a fun, approachable way, giving children core skills they can use in the classroom and beyond.

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