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kidsmeet from Hawes Side on Vimeo.


2pm - 4:30pm


Because of the phenomenal success of TeachMeet over the last few years, we thought we'd take the model and apply it to impact on the children we teach. As teachers, we are already shaping the learning to be reflective, affording children opportunities to speak, inform decisions, shape their learning or present in front of their peers.


At KidsMeet Blackpool, we are looking for learners to do the talking. To share the things that have made a difference to them, to talk through projects that have inspired them or to recount a moment that changed their approach to learning.

We're looking for 12 schools to present. We'll split into two sessions with 6 groups per session, repeating their presentation. This will allow all the presenters and groups to speak. We'll be giving each school a route plan so that they can go and see different things, plus there'll be other adults around who will be able to add some of yours in to their group if required.


We're really pleased to announce that the event will be compered by Bill Lord

 Bill Lord is a blogger and tweeter who currently works for CfBT Lincolnshire supporting a range of schools. He loves collecting picture books especially pop ups and graphic novels. He tries to write a book review whenever he can on his blog www.abookaday.posterous.com. He has a background in leading action research projects including the work presented on Twitter by @giraffeclass (a Year One class who tweet everyday) and was co-author of the UKLA publication "I Know What to Write Now!" Engaging Boys (and Girls) through a Multimodal Approach.


Bill’s specialisation lies in motivating and supporting young learners through the innovative use of ICT. He is an engaging speaker and has spoken at a wide range of conferences. In his spare time he is one of the lowest ranked Veteran Hammer and Discus throwers in Lincolnshire.











Presentations: (Include School names & number of pupil)


Please also include a brief description of your proposed presentation topic. This is to ensure that there is a variety of topics covered throughout the afternoon. Please think carefully about presenting and contact either Tom or Jim for any further information.

Although we know this will already be the case, please can you ensure that the named person in charge of children has an up to date CRB check. As you can imagine, the welfare and safety of all children must be maintained. Thank you for your co-operation and understanding.


1. Tom Sale, Mereside Primary - 6 pupils A Digital Pencilcase

2. Jim Maloney, Staining Primary - 6 pupils Digital Film Making and Orange Robots

3. Michael Shepherd, Hawes Side Primary - 6 pupils Blogging & Green Screen

4. Chris Mayoh, Bowling Park Primary (Bradford) - up to 10 pupils if poss (my Digital Leaders)

5. Oliver Quinlan, Robin Hood Junior & Infants School, Birmingham - Pupils tbc - Now Virtual (see below)

6. Andy Mellor, St Nicholas Primary - 6 pupils 

7. Peter Richardson, Walton-le-Dale Primary School, Preston - 4 year 1 pupils. Using Aviary Education for graphics and music

8. Carl Sumner, Flakefleet Primary, Fleetwood - 4 Pupils. Pivot Stick Figures.

9.  Peter Rafferty, Green Park Primary, Maghull - 6-8 pupils. Gapps.

10. Liz, Kincraig Primary School ? pupils Better writing

11. Christ the King

12. Debbie Langley, Claremont, Blackpool Raising Confidence through Drama games



Virtual / Pre-recorded presentations for schools unable to attend in person but still wishing to contribute:


1. Heidi Echternacht, Princeton New Jersey, Kindergarten Christmas Gardening Video

2. Ian Addison & pupils from his school

3. Oliver Quinlan, Robin Hood Junior & Infants School, Birmingham - 4 Pupils  'Alan Peat Exciting Sentence Videos' (Happy to do live via Skype, also my class will watch the live stream if you have one set up)


Enthusiastic Lurkers (please note that space may be limited) If you wish to come and see the learning taking place in schools, please sign up here to join in. It'd be great if you were able to blog about your experiences afterwards too. If you are a teacher or Headteacher and wish to bring your School Council with you, please ensure that you list them as + No of pupils & ensure all adults with them are CRB checked


1. Chris Bradford, BrainPOP UK (@brainpop_uk)

2 Chris Ratcliffe, Scholastic UK 

3. Jan Webb, Microsoft PIL UK

4. Magda Wood, TES

5. Ann Griffiths, Staining CE Primary

6. Hannah Boyd, Anchorsholme + children

7. St Johns Bosco - Liverpool

8. Cherise Duxbury

9. Mark Williams (HT)






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We are looking for sponsors for this event. If you are interested, please contact j.maloney@staining.lancs.sch.uk or thomas.sale@mereside.blackpool.sch.uk 




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