Teacher Drones On
A Delamere Academy teacher uses a drone to teach pupils their time tables.
21:13 05 May 2021
A primary school teacher is using a drone to add some excitement when teaching her math class.
Lucy Bate, of Delamere Academy in Tarporley, Cheshire, has found an interesting way to make maths class extra fun. Taking advantage of the good weather, she has been taking her class outdoors and uses a drone to capture her pupils' imagination.
She teaches the class their timetables by asking her pupils to arrange themselves into different number formations while the drone captures the scene from the air.
Lucy said: “It's important to have a creative approach to teaching and make lessons as fun as possible, as these are likely some of the most memorable moments of school life for children.
“Using technology is a really easy way to capture children’s interest, because they can relate to it.
“The drone is a useful tool for learning because it instantly engages all of the children. As soon as I mentioned we would go outside and use the drone their faces absolutely lit up.
“I've used the drone once before during a trip up Eddisbury Hill for a history topic in which we were studying hill forts from the Bronze Age and that was a big success too.
“I'll use it again, and always be looking for more creative and engaging ways I can incorporate technology into my teaching.”