Mansfield’s Abbey Primary School hold Generation Games event

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Abbey Primary School in Mansfield ran a second Generation Games event for children and their grandparents this week, which they say was a great success with more than 40 grandparents attending.

A brilliant addition at this event was the opportunity to use the school’s brand new mini ipads. The school was given funding by Awards for All, to purchase ipads to support the community’s understanding of tablets and how they can support learning.

The event was organised by school’s Rights Respecting Schools Award Champions (RRSA), who wanted to introduce the ipads to two generations of the community.

They were supported by Sam Pridmore from Sutton Centre, who explained the use of ipads to grandparents who were unsure.

The school hopes to have enough interest from grandparents to set up a family learning course next year. This will consider how ipads can improve everyone’s learning.

The school was also supported with funding from Mansfield Partnership Against Crime, to help improve relationships between older and young people by giving them shared experiences.

The funding was used to purchase the old fashioned games that were also played and refreshments.

School was very pleased that scones, strawberries, jam and cream were donated towards the event by a number of supporters.

Danielle McIntyre, Abbey Primary School teacher, said: “We were very pleased that so many people used the ipads. Securing Awards for All funding is a fantastic opportunity and one we intend to make the best of.

“We would love to be able to run a course next year so if any grandparents, or parents want to join us then they should come and put their name down at the school office.

“We had such lovely comments from our grandparents. It was a super event supported by the whole school. Our RRSA team really are Champions and I cannot thank them enough for their support”

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