Pegasus Digi Awards, a celebration of a wonderful project

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Location: 
Christchurch
Date: 
17 September 2013

At the beginning of Term 1, 2013, the Greater Christchurch Schools Network (GCSN) via the Christchurch Earthquake Appeal Trust Fund provided 11 schools in the Eastern suburbs either an iPad (10 schools) or a Netbook (1 school) on a 1:4 ratio.

The project, called the Pegasus Project was organised as a way to support part of the Christchurch community most affected by the earthquakes. The difficulties that these schools face include structural damage to footpaths, buildings and drainage, ever-changing school rolls, school mergers and closures. The teachers and leaders of these schools are adamant that neither they nor their learners are left behind because of the challenges they face. You can read more about this project in the Education Gazette.

To celebrate the work that the students have produced using these new resources, CORE Education, along with the GCSN have organised The Pegasus Digi Awards. To be held Thursday 19th September at the Chisnallwood Intermediate School Hall.

Over the past term, students from the schools have been working on entries for the following categories:

  • Digital Photo
  • Photo Essay
  • Book Trailer
  • Short Movie
  • Celebrating our Community

Year groups 1-3, 4-6 and 7&8 have entered their best work.

‘We have enjoyed working with the schools on this project. The commitment of the schools and teachers has been incredible as they have learnt alongside their students’ says Tara Fagan, Digi-Advisor for CORE Education, ‘The children have produced amazing work while also increasing their understanding of digital literacy’  “We are very much looking forward to celebrating their successes with them at the Celebration Awards evening.”

View Margot McKeenan's Pegasus Awards Prezi presentation