Our Classroom Wall Clock was awarded a ‘Gold Award’ from ‘Primary Teacher Update’ magazine in the UK in September 2014. The annual awards include products aimed at professional childcare and educational settings, and products that are aimed at all of primary education including key stages 1 and 2.
All of the products in the awards have been tried and tested rigorously in at least two separate settings by an independent panel of testers, including the children themselves. Testers marked the equipment against a per-defined set of criteria, which included elements such as appeal to the children at the start and end of the trial, durability, adaptability, educational values, play value, value for money and more.
For a product to attain a Gold Award, it required a score of 90% or higher. The scoring system is designed to further highlight the outstanding quality of the products, the innovation that has gone into creating them, and the commitment of the product suppliers and manufacturers.
The testers said: "The children were very excited when they saw their new classroom clock. Instantly they were pointing to the numbers reading the time, and talking about what the clock hands were doing.
"They have enjoyed watching the hands move on the clock as they do a physical activity for one minute. We soon saw improvements in reading the time amongst many of the younger students."
The clocks were on launched at the Education Show UK in Birmingham in March, 2014.