UK educators prepare to run world’s largest language lesson

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International edu-advisors David Andrews and Chris Williams will soon be undertaking an official Guinness World Record attempt. The Hull-based consultants will be attempting the teach the world’s largest language lesson on 13th November 2015, the day of Children in Need’s Appeal Show. At least 10,000 participants are required, and the lesson will harness the power of audio-visual technology to help accelerate progress in spoken language, for all pupils in all subjects. Every pupil joining in receives a certificate and raises £1 for Children in Need.

The approach has been designed to ensure the best educational outcomes for all students involved, and to close gaps in attainment for children from socially disadvantaged backgrounds. Pupils will participate in the lesson via a live webcast from a lesson taught by David and Chris, and will need to produce a spoken or written outcome based on the lesson. The rules and regulations for the record are available on request.

The record attempt is a way to reach the largest possible audience and to provide world-class approaches to benefit both pupils and teachers. Schools taking part will be invited to make donations to charitable organisations including UNICEF, Children in Need, Hull Children’s University and Children in Scotland, all of whom are committed to addressing the challenges facing children living with social disadvantage and poverty.

“'We're really looking forward to sharing our innovative approach to teaching with learners across the globe,” said David, “while helping to raise lots of money for Children in Need and other charities to supporting disadvantaged children.”

David and Chris developed a teaching approach which uses tablet technology to lead to accelerated and sustained progress for all learners. They present their work at conferences in the UK and USA, and their methods are used by hundreds of schools across the world.

Visit www.worldrecordlesson.com or contact [email protected] for more information.

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