What’s on this January? Find out in this monthly feature which focuses on all the things you can expect this month on the Anomaly Content Manager. Anomaly Content Manager is a tailored platform designed for schools to get the most out of their Anomaly screens. In this blog post, find out what will be displayed on our screens both in Primary and Secondary schools throughout January, as we enter 2018!

Healthy Lifestyles

As it’s the beginning of a new year, we’re focusing on healthy lifestyles and have devised this new series, ‘Trevor’s Kitchen’, to help children make wiser food decisions and have a positive attitude towards food. This month, Trevor will need the children’s help to put his healthy food pyramid back together!

Trevor's Kitchen

Positive Behaviour

Following along the lines of ‘good habits’ we’ve got a simple and to the point video about manners – start the new year off and develop a positive habit of always saying please and thank you!

Please

Our new What’s On guides for the Primary channel are available on your content library, for you to download and take a look at if you want to know what’s on this month! Just search ‘month’, ‘playing’, or guide’ to find them. You can download the guides here too:

In addition to pre-existing content we have on our screens, schools can also request new content to meet their needs; please don’t hesitate to contact us if there’s something you would like to see! 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

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Following the successful provision of unique external Anomaly Screens for thousands of schools in the UK and changing several construction market leaders, we’re now taking a look at a preexisting division at Anomaly. In this blog post, we’re looking at Anomaly Film and the work we will be carrying out over the next couple of weeks. Our approach has changed, we’ve come up with a new solution which aims to improve film studies in schools and introduce a new digital alternative. Creating film is very popular with a lot of our schools. Anomaly Film offers a complete film kit for schools. Anomaly Film is a film kit which embraces the use of green screen technology. Over the next couple of weeks we’re revamping our support material in addition to creating a brand new website. Anomaly Film YouTube channel  changing anomaly film Over the summer we’ve been looking at some of the challenges that face schools when using digital technology in schools. Over the summer we’ve created a number of videos for our schools to enjoy. These videos are all tutorials which should help schools make the most out of their digital technology. You can expect to see these videos at the back end of August, just before schools go back. From that point, videos will roll out monthly. In addition to these videos, we’re always happy to help with any problems or queries you may have about the Anomaly system so please do not hesitate to give us a call. Anomaly Film website We revamped our current Anomaly Film website at the end of the last year after we had established that schools needed to know more about the service. Our website aimed to inform schools all about the Anomaly Film service in addition to showcasing the achievements of our hundreds of schools who have opted for the service. A couple months down the line and we realised we needed a revamp of our platform to better showcase the work that our wonderful schools have done. We’re aiming to have the website ready and waiting for schools just before everyone goes back for September. If you would like to incorporate any Anomaly technology into your workplace, 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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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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Whilst on half term, it’s important to keep up to date with all of the latest technology that can improve your school. With thousands of Anomaly schools why not join our ever growing network of successful schools? In this blog post we’re looking at 3 reasons to use digital signage and how it can be beneficial to your school and how it can help improve your school. Digital signage looks better Winefreds - Ext Let’s face it. Video encapsulates students better than a static image. With video you can tell a story so much better than you would with a static image. With our vast content library you’ll never be left wondering what to display on your Anomaly screen. We’ve made it simple to drag and drop videos related to key subjects which will not only entertain but will also teach pupils without them even realising. In addition to the screens playing high quality video, they can be placed in key locations where they will be seen by pupils, parents and any visitors to the school. With the addition to update messages from any device there will be no issue with communication to anyone that is at your school. Encourage active learning  According to the department of education website, schools with 17 or more pupils receive £8,000 plus £5 per pupil, so for an average sized school with 200 pupils, the school will receive around £9,000. With Anomaly screens you can use the sport premium funding to invest in Anomaly technology. Our screens have content which is tailored to improve active learning at your school. Ongoing support  Unlike our competitors, we offer our schools ongoing support. That means when you have a problem or an issue, we’re there every step of the way to make sure you’re happy with the Anomaly service. In addition to our in-house support team, we regularly give you a call to see you’re happy with your Anomaly equipment as well as offering you any training as and when you need it, completely free of charge. 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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In this blog post Anomaly focuses on one of its successful schools, North Ridge Community School. North Ridge have been kind enough to write a few words regarding the Anomaly service. Discouraging prejudice, discrimination and unequal opportunity is something that North Ridge takes very seriously. This, among other things had lead them to discover the Anomaly service. North Ridge Community School north ridge community school Anomaly has had the pleasure of working with North Ridge Community School to constantly improve their existing digital infrastructure and help promote all values that the school are currently promoting. North Ridge recently had some green screen training which was led by our trainer, Matt Ogden. Jade Goodwin, Teacher and ICT Co-Ordinator from North Ridge Community school said: “I just wanted to say a massive thank you for the green screen training. Matt was great. The kids really loved the session and were attentive throughout. Matt was very helpful all day and was very patient with our students. I had a lot of great feedback from both the students and staff. It has now given me further ideas for future with my class.” Jade also went on to say: “The kids were really enthusiastic and engaged which was a fantastic result. As we were rehearsing for our Alice in Wonderland production in the afternoon, Matt used that time to show me how to edit the video and add text and sound. We almost finished the entire video so this allowed me to show the students the finished version today which was great. Thank you again and hopefully we can work with Matt again in the future.” 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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Using Anomaly screens to promote various subjects is always encouraged at Anomaly. The ability to push out any content with the click of a button makes this task very easy. In this blog post, we’re talking about the content we have related to mental health. With the exam period in full flow, it can be difficult to keep control of your mental health and keep a positive outlook on life. National Autistic Society national autistic society In addition to our content regarding mental health awareness, we will be pushing out content on behalf of the National Autistic Society. The content will show on our screens very soon. Chrystyna Chymera, Marketing Manager at the National Autistic Society said: “For autistic children, school can be the source of huge anxiety. The lights, the chatter, the hundreds of faces, the smells of the dining hall, the instructions – it can all be too much information. It’s vital that schools, pupils and parents all understand autism so that autistic children can get the best out of their education. We hope that by raising awareness of autism, the challenges it can present to autistic children and what The National Autistic Society does we will help more people to understand autism and make a huge difference to the lives of autistic children and their families.” We’re really excited at Anomaly to be working with the National Autistic Society and can’t wait help them raise awareness about autism – keep an eye out for content over the next few months! Five steps to mental wellbeing We’ve been producing content through the month of May which aims to help students, pupils and parents keep in charge of their mental health. With countless numbers of blog posts, make sure you keep up to date with content from Anomaly. We have created content based off of the five steps to mental wellbeing as demonstrated on the NHS website. The content is split into five parts: Connect – Anomaly encourages people to connect with others who make them happy. Whether it be your friends, family, colleague and neighbours. Be active – increasing your activity levels can be key to improving your mental wellbeing. The NHS have provided a whole section on their website which talks about reducing stress, anxiety and depression. Keep learning – learning new skills can give you a sense of achievement and a new confidence. To read more about the content we will be pushing out, you can take a look to a full list of the top tips on the NHS website. 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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Prepare for SATS this week with Anomaly UK. In our blog post, find out how to prepare for SATS week. Whether you’re a pupil, parent or a teacher, this blog post will list key tips to help with revision and help with dealing with stress that can be cause by upcoming tests. Promote a healthy lifestyle  life-tyle-444x296 With all the stress of exams, it’s easy to get into a bad routine. Whether you’re a pupil, teacher or a parent you should try to promote a healthy lifestyle. This means focusing on your diet and your sleep. Eating good food in the run up to exams can help decrease stress and help you focus on the task ahead. On the morning of your exam you should eat a good breakfast, cereal or brown bread toast is always a good option. In the run up to the exams, it’s important to do things which help you reduce stress. You should take time out of revision or planning to do something you enjoy. This applies to everyone, teachers, pupils and parents. Make sure on the week of exams you are getting plenty of rest, you should aim for 8 hours of sleep. On the day of the exam As explained in the previous paragraph, even if you don’t normally eat much for breakfast, during SATS week, make sure you do. On your way to school, you could go over a few last minute revision pointers to help jog your memory and put you in the right state of mind. It’s always important to remember that you can only try your best. As important as SATS are they do not define you as a person and it’s OK if you don’t do as well as you thought. In the run up to SATS we’ve been displaying content which is crucial to helping reduce stress during these busy months. If your school has Anomaly equipment, make sure to look out for key messages on our screens. 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 Anomaly focuses on one of its successful schools, Hilltop Primary School. Hilltop has been kind enough to write a few words regarding the Anomaly service. Promoting healthy living and sharing pupils’ work around their school has always been something important at Hilltop. hilltop primary school Anomaly has had the pleasure of working with Hilltop Primary School to constantly improve their existing digital infrastructure and help promote healthy eating and keeping active in school. As well as promoting these topics, Hilltop takes great pride in the presenting the work that their students produce to parents and visitors. Below you will be able to find a written testimonial from the school which highlights their experience with the Anomaly service. Gavin Evans, head teacher at Hilltop Primary School said: “After working with Anomaly and having a digital screen installed, it has transformed playtimes. Whenever I wander out onto the playground during a break there are always many children mirroring the exercises displayed on the screen. The children love the activities that we have installed on the screen. It’s also a bonus to have these activities programmed to be on at certain times. Raising participation and volumes of energetic activity was a priority and the Anomaly screen has helped to do this.” Gavin continued to say: “When the children are not running, stretching and jumping they are watching the second screen and getting excited about seeing themselves and their work on the screen. Thank you Anomaly!” 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, Hammersmith Academy. After being with us for over a year, Hammersmith have been kind enough to write a few words regarding the Anomaly service. Having recently renewed until 2018, we reached out to the school to highlight how successfully they have integrated our digital signage system into school life. hammersmith academy Anomaly has had the pleasure of working with the Hammersmith Academy to constantly improve their existing digital infrastructure and help towards their specialisms in Creative and Digital Media and IT. Like most schools, Hammersmith are continuously pushing out digital topics at their school.  In addition to constantly promoting digital topics, Hammersmith take great pride on the ability to display students’ work and accomplishments all around their school. Hammersmith are currently sporting one of our 55″ freestanding external screens. The screen is situated so students, parents and visitors can see students work. Andrew Anderson, Communications Officer at Hammersmith Academy said: “At Hammersmith Academy we are keen to display our students’ work and accomplishments in a manner worthy of our specialism – information technology and creative & digital media. With Anomaly we have been able to realise this, using their Anomaly Content Manager system to have a revolving and easy to update “HATV” channel.” On the topic of updating the screen on-the-go, Andrew said: “Through digital technology our teachers are able to upload photos and videos of day to day activity, as well as news about the various impressive achievements and successes attained by our students every week. I can quickly download photos from our various social media channels and upload these to HATV quickly and easily. This means that students can see their progress celebrated in school in real time. We also have an impressive display at the front of the school building, so that parents and visitors are greeted with an impactful visual of life at HA before they walk through the door. Anomaly are always on hand to help out with any technical issues or problems with a friendly and helpful attitude.” 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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It’s stress awareness week. As we wind down into the summer months, stress levels can be high. As schools have just started a new term, stress can be something very difficult to deal with. As well as exams just around the corner, it’s important to keep on top of stress and the effects it may have. In this blog post, we’re focusing on our top tips for reducing stress in schools. Understanding stress stress awareness week Understanding stress can be very beneficial to dealing with stress. Stress is your body’s way of responding to any kind of demand or threat. When you feel threatened, your nervous system responds by releasing a flood of stress hormones, including adrenaline, which rouse the body for emergency action. Your heart pounds faster, muscles tighten, blood pressure rises, breath quickens, and your senses become sharper. These physical changes increase your strength and stamina, speed your reaction time, and enhance your focus. Organise your working environment School and college can be stressful, but there are simple things you can do to manage and reduce your stress. Creating a positive working environment can help a lot. Whether you’re a teacher or a student, having a good working environment can be key to reducing stress levels. Create a regular schedule; know what you will be doing on each day and when you will be doing it. Having a positive working space can help you plan ahead. It can even be simple things like packing your bag the night before and knowing what you’re wearing in the morning can really help to reduce stress. Set aside time in your day to do assignments and other miscellaneous tasks. Once you have things planned, your stress levels will reduce dramatically. It’s also important to clear out any clutter from your revision space, desk or anywhere where you might be planning on doing any work. Just sitting in a cluttered room can create stress. Try to keep a tidy work space. Introduce Anomaly content into your school At Anomaly we have a vast content library for all of our schools to enjoy, ranging from various different topics including stress awareness. Below you’ll find some content that we regularly display on our screens to help pupils and teachers deal with stress and understand stress awareness: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cy7PXlKmSfY 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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