Schools throughout Newham are embracing a creative project set up by the local authority which encourages pupils to discover the power of music. The every child a musician programme provides free musical instruments and free tuition to every child in years 5 to 7 across the whole of Newham. Recently Anomaly teamed up with several schools in Newham to promote the project. Introduced as part of Mayor Sir Robin Wales’ Every Child programme, Every Child a Musician (ECaM) aims to build self-confidence and motivation whilst enhancing intellectual development which will improve performance in other subjects. When asked why he invests in such initiatives for young people, Sir Robin Wales said that, struggling, improving, and mastering a new and creative skill gives Newham children the chance to develop the kind of grit and personal resilience that is hard to measure, but key to later success.
“It’s always great seeing the children standing in front of the screens waiting to show their friends their work or something they’ve been involved with.” Mark Sullivan, Hartley Primary 
The chosen schools have integrated their music tuition with digital technology in order to showcase their talents to parents and the wider community. Five schools including Ranelagh Primary School, Hartley Primary School, St Winifrede’s RC Primary School, Park Primary School and St. Antony’s Primary School have made use of our green screen technology and external screens in their school playground to broadcast short films of their pupils playing their instruments. https://vimeo.com/139583031 Using Anomaly green screen technology, the pupils transported themselves to perform on stages around the world which gave them the opportunity to take pride in their new skill and show off their abilities to a wider audience beyond the school walls.
“The news bulletins we’ve made using the Anomaly equipment look very real and are great fun to make.” Mark Sullivan, Hartley Primary 
The ECaM project has been a huge success ever since it’s launch. If you want to know more about the project you can do so by clicking here. If you would like to incorporate any Anomaly technology into your school or event, or find out more about our vast range of services in the education sector please do not hesitate to call us on 0844 579 0880 or alternatively you can email us on the usual address info@anomalygroup.co.uk Twitter | Facebook
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What’s on this September? Find out in this new monthly feature which focuses on all the things you can expect this month on the Anomaly Content Manager. In this blog post you can keep up to date with what we have planned for schools in the upcoming month. You can find a full list of the content as well as some content we are specifically looking to push out this month. Here’s a full list of content that is scheduled for this month: the water cycle, democracy, french phrases, how the internet works, pupil premium, Queen Victoria, bullying, eggs, breakfast, oranges, headlice, allergies, using the right toothbrush, sustainable energy, CO2 emissions, dodgeball, athletics, learning to swim, warming up. Below you can find some popular topics that we will be trying to promote specifically whilst rolling out content for September. Democracy This September we will be talking all about democracy. Democracy is often a tough subject for people in school to understand. Understanding democracy is always something that we are trying to promote. This month we have produced content which is full of information about the basics of what a democratic society is. The content is specifically tailored for all ages to make it easy to incorporate in any school environment. French phrases Incorporating a second language at an early age is always a great way to expand a young persons mind. That’s why we have produced content which is all about french phrases. This is the third installment of our “french phrases” videos. In this installment, we take a look at how to ask questions and introduce yourself in French. Exercise At Anomaly we have always been keen enthusiasts of exercise. We’ve wrote blog posts before all about sport and exercise before. Why not take a look by clicking here? We’ve produced content all about exercise and sport before. That’s why, this month, we’ve produced new content all about exercise. Some topics include, dodgeball, javeline, swimming, warming up and much more. How the internet works With technology in particular on the rise, we’ve produced content talking all about the internet. Similar to exercise we have wrote content specifically tailored to technology before which can be found here. It can be often confusing and even boring to some students to talk about how the internet works, but understanding more about technology will allow students to have a better grasp on certain topics when they are implemented into the curriculum. Headlice Our final main topic in our “what’s on” blog post is headlice. Every year when schools go back there always seems to be a surge of headlice. This piece of content is an animation about nits at school. Hopefully you enjoyed our first issue of “what’s on”. This will be a monthly feature that takes a look at “what’s on” throughout the month. If you would like to incorporate any Anomaly technology into your school or event, or find out more about our vast range of services in the education sector please do not hesitate to call us on 0844 579 0880 or alternatively you can email us on the usual address info@anomalygroup.co.uk Twitter | Facebook
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In this blog post Anomaly focuses on not one, but three successful Anomaly talented schools. Read their testimonials which highlights their experiences whilst using the Anomaly services. We also have relevant content which the schools have produced. In the run up to start of term Anomaly had the pleasure of working with 3 schools all over the UK. All schools were looking to revamp their digital media strategy by installing new Anomaly screens. The first school, St Winefrides based in Bradford were looking to revamp just before their students returned. Below you’ll find a picture of the new external screen that has helped them find an alternative to help their pupils learn. You can take a look at the school’s website by clicking here. st winefrides schools The next school, also based in Bradford, Alton park junior school were also looking for a revamp just before the start of the school term. That’s where Anomaly came in. We were able to provide a quick and affordable solution . Here’s a picture of their external screen below: schools screen And finally, Great Denham Primary School, based in Bedford. We had the pleasure of returning to the school. Initially we had already installed one of our internal screens. The school enjoyed out products so much, they came back for seconds! Below you will be able to find a picture of the existing internal screen that was installed in their school. This is just one of many schools that constantly come back to use our services. schools screen If you would like to incorporate any Anomaly technology into your school, or find out more about our vast range of services in the education sector please do not hesitate to call us on 0844 579 0880 or alternatively you can email us on the usual address info@anomalygroup.co.uk Twitter | Facebook
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If you’re heading back to school this week, you’re not going to want to miss these key tips to starting the school year. We’ve compiled a list of key tips which make going back to school a breeze. Whether you’re a teacher, or a student, these tips are tailored to make you succeed. Going back to school is always a stressful encounter. Whether you’re a teacher, a student or a parent. Regardless of what happens you’ll need to take some precautions. Being organised, confident, structured and open to new ideas is just some of the things we suggest at Anomaly. Organise yourself  The first step we always suggest at Anomaly is to organise yourself. Make sure you are well organised and stays the same throughout the year. This way you well have clarity when looking for any information you may need. If you’re a student, organise your revision and notes so they are accessible with ease. It’s important to keep on top of notes before exams when you will be stressed. If you’re a teacher, organise your classroom so students know where everything is throughout the year. Be confident  For some people, being confident is tough. But with practice, a shy person can become more confident. It will take time and effort but it can be achieved. For students, try to find people who are on your course. Start a conversation and find relevant point of interests. This will help in the future when you may be struggling in class. You will be able to go to someone for help. For teachers at the start of the school term you may have new students. It’s always important to create a stable relationship with each student allowing them to feel comfortable in your classroom. Often when students go back to school, they may be dealing with new friends and this can be daunting. It’s also important for you to continue with pre-existing students if you come in contact with students you’ve taught before. Tackling this at the start of each term is a great way to find out more about a students strengths and weaknesses and allow you, as the teacher, to help them wherever necessary. Create a structured plan Similar to organising yourself, this should be top priority on anyone’s list. Create a structured plan as soon as you receive tasks. Often you’ll find you have a lot more clarity when listing the things you need to do. This allows you to go through the list and tick things off as you go along. It will also allow you to spot any potential problems and deal with them as soon as possible. If you would like to incorporate any Anomaly technology into your school, or find out more about our vast range of services in the education sector please do not hesitate to call us on 0844 579 0880 or alternatively you can email us on the usual address info@anomalygroup.co.uk Twitter | Facebook
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In this blog post Anomaly focuses on one of its successful schools, Finham Primary School. Read their testimonial which highlights their experiences whilst using the Anomaly services. We also have relevant content which the school has produced with our Anomaly film kit, also known as ClassACT or Anomaly film. Anomaly had the pleasure of working with Finham Primary school to install one of our 47″ external screens and one of our 42″ internal screen. As well as installing our Anomaly screens, we also introduced the school to our Anomaly Film studio, formerly known as ClassACT. We have given the kit a bit of a rebrand and it is now called Anomaly film. We’re currently developing a brand new website to advertise this product, so keep an eye out for that. Anomaly Film is an expertly crafted active learning experience created by Anomaly Interactive. It introduces an immersive digital and interactive alternative which encapsulates students with the school curriculum. The kit encourages students to make use of green screen with filming techniques. More information about Anomaly Film will be made available at the earlier convenience. The kit is easy to use as demonstrated in the video below. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pQAgT29L7k0 As well as installing 2 Anomaly screens and introducing Finham Primary School to Anomaly Film, we also connected two of their existing screens to improve performance wherever possible throughout their school. Julie Pettifor, curriculum support and teaching assistant at the Finham Primary School said: “The Anomaly film kit is fab. It was great to go through everything and have a team member from Anomaly confirm the aspects I already knew. I received some extra training to use the kit to its best use and I’m glad I did. I’m now much more comfortable using the Anomaly film kit. We have incorporated the kit into our timetable and use it every Friday afternoon.” If you would like to incorporate any Anomaly technology into your school, or find out more about our vast range of services in the education sector please do not hesitate to call us on 0844 579 0880 or alternatively you can email us on the usual address info@anomalygroup.co.uk Twitter | Facebook
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With the transfer deadline day just about over, in this blog post, find out how teachers can learn from the transfer deadline day. The 1st of September is the day when all transfers need to be completed in England. Often a frantic part of the football year with some managers leaving it until the last second to secure players and tie up certain deals. But what can teachers learn from this frantic day? Plan upcoming material Transfer deadline day is often the most frantic time of the football season. Managers scramble making phone calls all over to find a right move for their club. This is why, in our first section, we will be talking about planning ahead. Teachers should always plan ahead. Whether it be before the school term begins or whilst the school term is ongoing. Teachers should definitely always plan ahead. This will allow total clarity for teachers when organising lessons and learning activities for students. Planning ahead will also allow time for teachers to outline potential risks to some of the material that they have prepared. A good example of this in relation to the transfer deadline day would be when a manager makes a “panic buy”. This is often a phrase used when a manager will buy a player that may not be suitable for their club. Planning ahead would have allowed the manager to make a correct judgement of the player. Teachers can take this example and begin to plan their material prior to the start of term, and find out whether it is suitable and affordable. Prepare for things to go wrong Preparing for things to go wrong will always be a strong piece of advice. Whether it be in the workplace or the classroom, it’s always important to be prepared for when things go the opposite of how you expected. In relation to the transfer deadline day, it’s frequent for some deals to fall through at the last second, this leaves managers in no mans land with no alternative for this issue. This then leads for things to go wrong, and creates a problem for football managers. Try new ideas It’s easy to fall into the same repetitive trap once your comfortable. This is why it’s important to try new ideas. This could be one of your students ideas or one of your own. Exploring new initiatives and ideas could be the key to unlocking the new step in your journey to success. For example, purchasing an Anomaly screen could be a good way to try out new ideas. You can find out more information about these screens by clicking here. If you would like to incorporate any Anomaly technology into your school or event, or find out more about our vast range of services in the education sector please do not hesitate to call us on 0844 579 0880 or alternatively you can email us on the usual address info@anomalygroup.co.uk Twitter | Facebook
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