Promethean Grant: Rewarding creativity with edtech for your school


The Promethean Grant has now closed for 2018. See one of the winning entries here, and keep an eye out for next year’s grant!

Today’s pupils need tech skills as much as language and literacy. According to our annual research, 55% of educators believe that technology in education improves behaviour and engagement levels. In some schools, however, budget cuts are restricting edtech investments.

One of the 30 free ActivPanels could be your school’s answer to a new digital learning environment!

A new budget — creativity

At Promethean, we think something other than financial budgets should play a part in a school’s ability to acquire new technology, and enhance its digital learning capabilities.

To help more schools take advantage of edtech, we are launching our annual Promethean Grant competition on the 19th March. We will be giving away 30 ActivPanels for free to the 30 schools we think show the most innovation and creativity, along with their need for new edtech and the overall impact it will have.

All your school needs to do is create a short video, telling us why your class or school would benefit from a new ActivPanel.

Your only limit? Your school’s creativity.

Tips on how to win!

All our winning entries highlighted exactly how technology would enable them to do much more in their classrooms. What’s more, the pupils always put themselves at the heart of the video; they were the ones who would benefit from technology, afterall.

Finally, the winning schools involved as many school staff and pupils as possible. Why not run a competition between your classes to decide how your school should enter the competition?

We’ve seen some incredibly imaginative entries to our competition in previous years. Here’s some tips on how these school won over our judges:

Tip #1 Involve the whole school

The Ravensbourne School (of Hard Knocks) submitted a fun, theatrical entry, highlighting their desire for new technologies in their school. Watch their video for more inspiration:

Tip #2 Be clear how an ActivPanel would help

Think of a creative angle that sets your video apart from the others. Wawne Primary School’s entry took us back in time to demonstrate just how far behind they were in the education technology stakes.

Tip #3 Let the pupils be the star of your show

Tottington Primary School’s winning entry featured a star pupil, Jamie, who’s plea captured the hearts of everyone who watched it. The school’s video was so convincing, it was picked up by BrightVibes network, resulting in over 170,000 views!

How can you enter?

We will be kicking off the Promethean Grant competition on the 19th March.

Before then, you can start drafting and shooting your video to enter the competition. When you’ve recorded your video, you’ll be able to upload it via a form on our website once the competition has officially opened. Your videos will be shared to inspire other schools, teachers and educators on Promethean websites and social media channels:

We’ll also be posting using the hashtag #prometheangrantuk.

So, don’t you think it’s time to start investing more innovation and creativity into your schools edtech? You’ll inspire your pupils and bring your school’s learning environment to life in the process.

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