P6C and Mrs Barker had a fantastic day at the Apple Store in Buchanan Street, Glasgow on Tuesday 11th June. Events Co-ordinator Andy Unger met us in St Vincent Street when we arrived by coach. The children were then warmly welcomed in proper feel good style by rapturous applause from staff on both levels of the store and were delighted to receive fantastic bright yellow “Fun is in Session” t-shirts. Callum, Callum and Naomi led us on a tour of the store and introduced us to staff from the Genius Bar who gave an insight into how appointments can be made for personal enquiries and assistance. Usually the team provide workshops for schools but Andy had arranged a very special session allowing P6C to showcase what they have learned in their 1:1 pilot this year and why they love their iPads! Staff from around the store gathered to see the children’s presentations and all were bowled over by their confidence and expertise. It was wonderful to see how easily our pupils showed how they had used technology both to construct and express their learning in the array of presentations they shared. P6C were then presented with certificates and very cool USB wristbands, posing for photographs on the stairs and at the entrance to the building.
It was a fabulous trip, where our children really made us proud, and an excellent celebration of all their hard work and achievement. Thank you to Andy and all the staff for going out of their way to accommodate us and to Mrs Nowell for accompanying. More photographs on the P6 Class Blog.