BeLF Annual Report 2011

Download the 2011 Report Now!
Download the 2011 Report Now!

The Birmingham eLearning Foundation Annual Report 2011 is now available to download.  We hope you enjoy reading it and we welcome your comments and feedback.

We are pleased to announce that 2011 was another successful year for the Birmingham eLearning
Foundation despite all the national and local challenges. Like many organisations, we have had to
look at new ways of working, new partnerships and new opportunities to enable us to continue our
work in providing personal learning devices to pupils across the City of Birmingham and continuing
our battle to close the digital divide.’

 

Rowan gets his certificate

 

Rowan with his certificate
Rowan with his brother and sister, showing us his certificate.

Yesterday I visited a lovely little boy who had been waiting for a while to claim his gift voucher and certificate for his entry in our 2011 competition.  Rowan was too young to enter but the judges were very impressed  with the story he had written with the help of his mother.  He did want a computer so he didn’t have to wait for his sister or brother (seen in the picture) to finish their work before he could  get online to ‘watch Scooby Doo’,  or to do numbers and  alphabet work.

Rowan also wrote that  the main reason he wanted a laptop was so ‘I can be a big boy like Daddy and do real work on it‘.  Rowan  was under four when he entered the competition with the help of his mother.

Ruth Garner,

More presentations!

Chelsie is being presented with her netbook - she is a winner of our recent competitionBeLF is proud to announce the presentation of a Netbook to Chelsie, one of the recent competition winners.

BeLF attended King Edward VI Sheldon Heath Academy to present the prize to Chelsie the winner of the age 9-11 category.

Chelsie  was presented with her prize by Eric Clewer, Director of the Birmingham eLearning Foundation

Well done Chelsie!

Competition Prizes

BeLf is proud to announce one of the first prize giving’s of the BeLF competition.

BeLF attended Hillwest Primary school to present the prize to Ali the winner of the age 7-8 category. We had around 300 entries and were overwhelmed by the high quality of the entries, the panel thoroughly enjoyed reading each entry.

Ali was presented with his prize by Ian McCall, Chief Executive of the Birmingham eLearning Foundation.  He was extremely happy to receive his prize in front of his school colleagues. Ali’s mother, who also attended the assembly, said:

I was really excited; it has been so good for Ali’s confidence and self-esteem. Encouraging a boy to write can be extremely challenging so the netbook will help a lot!”

The school was also very proud of Ali’s achievement. They are actively encouraging the use of ICT in schools and are also taking part in the iPad pilot project. Hannah Cook, ICT Technician said:

“As a school we actively encourage the use of ICT to enhance children’s learning so we were delighted to learn that Ali had won the competition. ICT has a huge part to play in building children’s confidence and breaking down possible barriers to learning so we were thrilled with the news!”

Well done Ali

‘All the things I would do if I had my own Laptop’

We had some amazing competition entries and although we could only pick a few winners , we’d like to share some quotes of the others submitted:

  • I feel that if I had a netbook to use, I would feel enthuslastic confident.   Sandeep Digpal Age 9 -Moor Green Primary
  • I can use the laptop while me and my lovely family travel to different places and I can do my work at the same time. Andaleeb Khuram Age 9 -Clifton Junior School
  • I dont always have to go to the library all the time to do my work . Jaavaria Age 10- Brookvale Primary
  • If I had a laptop I would be able to exteend my knowledge by researching history. Annesah Age 10 -Clifton Primary
  • I would use it to research on the thing , we are learning at school so I would know better things about the subjects. George Combill Age 10 -St John Fisher
  • I like working on computers because its full of new stuff. Nia Campbell Age 10 Bordesley Village Primary School
  • I’ve got to admit that I would play games because of course your going to play games, your going to be temptem to, especially when you’ve got it all to yourself. Aiza Nadim Age 10-St Martin de porres
  • it would also teach me alot about internet Safety and rules. Tehremm Age 7 – St Martin de porres
  • If I had a laptop I wud play smart Horrid Henry games I like playing him Because Horrid Henry gets away with things and I dont like wen he gets sent to Bed. Parismur Age 6 -St Catherine of Siena Primary School

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