What’s on this July? Find out in this monthly feature which focuses on all the things you can expect this month on the Anomaly Content Manager. The Anomaly content manager is a tailored platform designed for schools to get the most out of their Anomaly screens. In this blog post find what will be displayed on our screens throughout July, as we power through some of the most important months of schools, especially for secondary schools throughout the UK. In addition to the content we have for secondary schools, we also have tailored content for primary schools all over the UK. Each month the content for the upcoming month is outlined in the Anomaly blog. Here’s a full list of content that is scheduled for the July month: Basic facts about Judaism, How did the Olympics begin?, learning basic French, how to effectively take notes, Landmark: Angel of the North, 5 steps to take for healthy mental wellbeing, dealing with exam stress, dental care, facts about coriander and iron, how to make your own healthy pizza, food waste, drinking water, football benefits, warm up routine to do before any exercise, how to do squats, the career of a pharmacist and personal trainer, bullying advice and advice for teenagers having difficulty living at home. Exam stress stress awareness week With the majority of exams over, exam stress may not be an issue at your school. With that said there are still a couple of months remaining before most students receive their exam results. We have content which highlights the difficulties in facing exam stress. The content aims to reduce stress levels and remind students that it is fine to be stressed as well as suggesting ways to ease and combat exam stress. In addition to the content we have regarding exam stress, we also have 5 steps to help maintain good mental well-being, so pupils can return to school in September feeling refreshed and positive for the new school year. Sports day  With just over 2 weeks to go until the end of term, a lot of schools will be preparing for their annual sport day. Despite the weather, spirits should still be high by utilising the energy of staff and pupils to demonstrate a keen interest in sports. Later this week we will have a blog post dedicated to Wimbledon, before then though you can enjoy content on our screens relevant to sports day. In addition to sports day, the Olympics are due to start in August. Unfortunately we do not play any content throughout August, however our content relevant to the upcoming event is still available for our schools to enjoy in these next couple of months. The content explores what the Olympics are in addition to exploring the history of ancient Greece and the origins of the Games. If you would like to incorporate any Anomaly technology into your workplace or school, or find out more about our vast range of services in the education and construction 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, we’re looking at new content we have on our Anomaly screens which looks at promoting LGBT equality in schools. According to a BBC report, children who are bullied can still experience negative effects on their physical and mental health more than 40 years later. Promoting LGBT equality in schools can be key to removing any stigma around this topic. We’ve created content tailored to improve understanding of LGBT topics. Anomaly content We’ve produced content which aims to give students a better understanding of LGBT. The content covers gender identity and gives a brief explanation of what gender identity entails. Gender identity is a way to describe how you feel about your gender. People identify their gender as a boy or a girl or something different. The content aims to encourage an understanding that everyone has a gender identity and expresses their gender in a unique and personal way. As well as explaining gender identity, the content aims to dispel any myths about words and labels associated with LGBT. Remember, not everyone likes to be labelled, but developing an understanding of what these words mean will reduce the stigma around the subject and reduce bullying in school. More content is planned around this subject and you can find any current content available on the secondary channel on the Anomaly Content Manager. If you struggle to load the content on your screens, please do not hesitate to give us a call. If you would like to incorporate any Anomaly technology and digital signage 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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Euro 2016 is just around the corner. The 2016 UEFA European Championship has just started and will be the 15th edition of the championship. In this blog post we’re taking a look at active learning in schools and how schools can embrace Euro 2016 and use it to improve activity levels. But how can you use the upcoming tournament to teach key subjects at your school? Encourage active learning  With Euro 2016 starting over the weekend, we thought it would be a good idea to the positive impact that football can have in school. The main health benefits of playing football regularly are a reduction in serious illnesses such as heart disease and many more. Any exercise will reduce these health risks, but studies have shown that activities such as football can reduce these particular risks. Studies have also shown that children who play football or participate in sport at a young age are likely to carry on in later life and live a healthier lifestyle as a result. In addition to having a healthier lifestyle it is also shown that children have better concentration levels, they are not as fatigued as other pupils who do not do sport and as a result, tend to perform better in the classroom. With such a big event like Euro 2016 hot topic at the minute, it’s important to capitalise on this and display some content from the Anomaly Content Manager on to your screens for all of your pupils to see. How can Anomaly help? We have a lot of content which is dedicated to keeping your school active. With our easy to use Anomaly Content Manager, you can place content relevant to active learning, football, sports and anything similar with the click of a button. With sports days coming up in the later summer months, it’s never too late to utilise the Anomaly Content Manager. If you would like to incorporate any Anomaly technology and digital signage 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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Over the past couple of weeks, Anomaly has been working very closely with a school in Rugby to promote digital learning at their school. Anomaly had the pleasure of working with Hillmorton Primary School to improve their existing digital infrastructure with the use of Anomaly Film. Anomaly Film utilises green screen technology to teach children about current events and much more. Hillmorton Primary School used our green screen technology to aid their learning about the famous Rugby mast site. The service anomaly film Hillmorton Primary School has been learning all about the Rugby mast site, which is located just around the corner from the school. The school came to Anomaly to talk about how enthusiastic they were about improving the digital solution at their school. Year 5 and year 6 were researching and producing documentaries about the mast site on Monday the 6th of June with the help of volunteers and Anomaly. The volunteers had been directly involved in the mast site in different ways and had kindly visited the school to share their knowledge and stories. Anomaly helped by filming the sessions. Students came in in groups of 10 and took turns to present their research in front of the camera or have a go of the Anomaly Film equipment. The students demonstrated natural skill as they made use of the camera, clapper board, the microphone and much more. Adapting to new technologies is key to improving learning in the classroom. Anomaly Film introduces a digital and interactive film studio for the classroom which encapsulates students with the school curriculum. Anomaly Film is an expertly crafted custom film kit for schools, which is able to adapt to anything that the school requires it for. If you would like to incorporate any Anomaly technology and digital signage 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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Learn how volunteers can improve your school in this Anomaly blog post. Its volunteer’s week and we understand the importance of those that give up their time for free to help improve schools all over the UK. Learn how volunteers and teachers can utilise Anomaly equipment to improve their classroom. This blog post features information about Anomaly Film. Becoming a classroom helper Classroom helpers volunteer to assist teachers on a regular basis, usually in primary schools. Classroom helpers can assist teachers in a number of ways. Whether it’s aiding with keeping the class in control or listening to pupils read. Reading practice in particular is very labour-intensive and helpers can make a big difference to not only the children but the teachers as well. Volunteers like classroom helpers usually commit to spending regular slots of time in school each week. The time that volunteers spend at schools can vary from half an hour to half a day at most. Although volunteers will go to the school that their child attends, it is unlikely that the volunteer would be in the same classroom that their child is in as it can be disruptive. Volunteers make a big difference in improving standards. Even if you’re not helping in your child’s class, research shows that having a parent who volunteers improves a child’s experience in school. Research has also shown that children who have parents that are more involved with what is going on at school are more likely they to do well in their exams. How do volunteers improve the Anomaly experience? With any event, it’s important to do forward planning. With an Anomaly Film day students will be able to experience the use of green screen technology in their school. Volunteers can help our Anomaly team by taking part in interviews and any other videos that the children may have planned for that day. Take a look here from a previous Anomaly Film day: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pQAgT29L7k0 If you would like to incorporate any Anomaly technology and digital signage 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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