Extra! Extra! BIPS Release “Innovative” Story Trail
Barry Island Primary School were tasked with developing a ICT project that would incorporate children’s work and develop local tourism! Following much deliberation the children formulated a fanatatic idea, a Story Trail! The Story Trail leads our ‘tech-tastic’ tourists around Barry Island using their knowledge of QR codes to explore the innovative learning platform provided by the school. The aim is to celebrate local history, key locations and embrace children’s imaginations.
The idea was developed due to the children’s concerns about Barry Island’s dwindling tourism. They wished to bring a new generation of tourists to the area and utilise the fantastic new wifi put into place by our Chair of Governors (Dave Vining) and the ICT team at the Vale of Glamorgan! It was decided to tie the project in with Healthy schools initiatives for increasing physical activity and enhancing outdoor learning.
We feel it is an exciting opportunity to share children’s writing and create a buzz around Barry Island for all ages. An intergenerational project of this magnitude will give the new generation of tourists an exciting and innovative method of visiting the Island.
The vale have become the first beach front in the UK to provide free wifi for its visitors. This project will be the first of its kind and provide a dynamic and innovative attraction to the Island.
Using technology and fitness to enhance learning opportunities for our community.