Stanhope School strives to ensure all pupils have aspirational goals that they truly believe they can reach, understand that higher education isn’t closed off to them, and that they all consider a career in the professional world. The staff believe that TrilbyTV fits in with this ethos perfectly.
The product allows students to share video projects with teachers and their peers. Sunderland University recently organised an aspirational day at the school, wherein university staff worked with Year 5 pupils to demonstrate the opportunities offered by higher education. During the activities, TrilbyTV was used to film activities and then share the videos throughout the school.
“This is an excellent demonstration of how we use TrilbyTV at Stanhope School,” said Stanhope Primary headteacher John Vasey. “It has become an integral part of our curriculum, and the teachers and pupils have embraced it with open arms. It’s so incredibly simple to use and so much fun – we all love it. It brings our school to life.”
Before integrating Trilby’s system into their school, videos created by Stanhope Primary pupils would be limited to their original class. Now, the children can marvel at what kinds of videos they will develop as they get older, as videos are widely shared and experienced throughout the building.
“We honestly believe this will ease the transition for pupils moving from the infants to the juniors,” added Mr Vasey, “and rather than feel anxious and nervous about the move, they’re excited by the challenges to come.”
Parents too have been impressed by the new system; instead of a lifeless reception, waiting areas are now brought to life by pupil-generated videos. This has encouraged parents to get more involved with the school, and even allows for an excellent conversation starter at parents’ evenings. Stanhope Primary uses TrilbyTV across all areas of both the curriculum and the school.
Throughout the building, sixteen videos are currently playing on a loop. These include an African project, a literacy project, a sports project and different creative projects playing on two screens; one in the school and another in the entrance area for parents to view. The school aims to produce 24 videos per year, across all areas of the curriculum. With TrilbyTV’s cloud server, storage is no longer an issue.