Students from Greenfield Community College are continuing to learn by switching to online resources.
The students are well practised at being strong self-led learners and with the support of dedicated and expert staff have recently made further progress using quality online learning packages as part of their studies.
A spokesperson said: “During these unprecedented times, it has been challenging for everyone, and it was a particularly emotional day last Friday for Year 11 students, as the school building closed for most students.
“It is reassuring to know, however that students throughout the school are equipped with the means to move forward and achieve their goals.”
Just one example of the use of innovative online resources is Hegarty Maths, an educational tool used by many schools.
Students at Greenfield have spent over 2,615 hours on Hegarty in the last six weeks; that’s an extra 3.1 hours of extra time spent working on valuable self-led studying. A massive 113,390 questions were answered correctly by students at Greenfield students, with 85% achieving a figure of 70% or more.
The online initiative was founded by global Teacher of the Year, Colin Hegarty, and saw an upturn of 60,000 users this week as students continue their studies at home.
Staff at Greenfield are supporting students in every way possible with a host of online resources and printed home packs made available for each year group covering a wide range of subjects and tasks.
The school is also finding ways to help support the families of children who may need a little more help at this time.
As with many institutions and organisations, Greenfield Community College is finding ways to continue and to support their staff, students and families in a positive and innovative way, fostering their approach to encourage self-led learning and supporting their community in every way they can.
Click on the school closure link on the home page for up to date information. There are lots of online learning resources and areas of work for Greenfield students on the home page of the website under ‘student home access’.