Rugby Free Primary School invest in Magic Carpet to support pupils’ learning and engagement
Rugby Free Primary School have invested in ground-breaking technology that can help to engage pupils, harness attention and control behaviour.
Magic Carpet is an interactive projection system that helps to stimulate and engage students by bringing complex and sometimes staid subjects to life.
Pupils simply move over the projected applications to interact with the content, which enables students to be up on their feet, immersed in the content and learning in a fun and interactive environment.
Amy Pohl, Computing Subject Lead at Rugby Free Primary School, said: “We have been searching for ‘wow technology’ to add to our computing provision. Sensory Guru’s Magic Carpet stood out for a number of reasons:
- The Magic Carpet was mobile, giving us the flexibility on where we wanted to locate it within our building and enabling us to use it for small groups and in classrooms, as appropriate
- A vast range of apps were already available which will simplify teacher workload
- The system will allow us to easily create our own apps which means that we can tailor content to suit the needs of our children and curriculum
- An app store will soon be published which will enable us to share resources and ideas with other schools
- Sensory Guru came into the school to demonstrate their product and every pupil had the opportunity to have a go on the Magic Carpet. It was very clear from this that purchasing the Magic Carpet would be a good decision because every child was engaged and enjoying learning”
Susan Milewski, Headteacher at Rugby Free Primary School, said: “We are very excited about using the Magic Carpet. In particular, we are looking forward to building apps that can be shared with other schools through the App Store, as we are keen to reach out to other schools across the country. We will also provide Sensory Guru with feedback on new apps that are being developed.”
The Magic Carpet App Store provides a platform where staff can share, learn and develop their ideas. For example, teachers can share the lesson plans that they have developed around the content.
The App Store will also provide teachers with access to thousands of additional apps at easily affordable prices. This will help to ensure that teachers have access to relevant content to meet the needs of their class.
Susan Milewski, said: “We are delighted we chose Magic Carpet as one of the tools to move our computing provision forward. The children love the Magic Carpet, which means that they are engaged in activities and enjoying learning.”
Rugby Free School emphasises the key skills of English, Mathematics and Computing through its curriculum, whilst facilitating teaching through topics that can help to stimulate children’s thinking skills and encourage them to widen their educational knowledge and become independent learners.
The school’s philosophy is that children learn best when they are excited by, actively involved in, and have a clear purpose for their learning, which Magic Carpet aims to help achieve.