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Want to share media online?

We have recently installed a streaming media server which you can access via the network. It will allow you to upload mutimedia content that can be made available to students in your school.

View it as a kind of YouTube for Sunderland schools with a lot of extra features that will really help in using rich media content in your lessons.

Not only does the system allow you to upload videos, but it also allows you to tag specific sections of videos to create lesson playlists. These can be shared with other teachers via the system.

Missed a great programme on TV last night that would have been great to use in your lesson?

Don't worry because the media server captured it.

We are currently recording the last seven days of most major freeview channels and you can transfer any programme to the system with the click of a button. The programme will then be available on the system for you to bookmark and use in your lesson. In order to access this feature your school must have a CLA licence in place

The system can also create slideshows from photo collections too.

If you want ot have a username and password setup for your school please contact us

Tunstall Hills Protection Group Schools' Competition

Tunstall Hills Protection Group are running a competition for schools. You could:-

  • Take a photo 
  • Paint or draw a picture
  • Write a short story or poem

all about Tunstall Hills

The competition is open to all children between 7-16 and will be divided into primary and secondary school age groups in each category a £50 prize will be awarded to the winner and £10 to a runner up in each category and age group.

Read more: Tunstall Hills Protection Group Schools' Competition


your_health'Your Health' is the brand in Sunderland for improving communications to young people and their families in relation to key health messages (around drugs, alcohol, sexual health, bullying, mental health, healthy lifestyles, smoking, sun and sunbed safety and more...).  This work was initiated by the Children's Trust and will link to improving key health outcomes around Risk and Resilience.


A dedicated website will offer 15-24 year olds:

Read more: YOUR HEALTH

E-Safety Training For All Schools

tukLogoNot many people are aware that Sunderland is the most connected city in the country and that if Facebook - currently the third biggest country in the world - had a capital city it would be us too. Young people's involvement in using the web as a communication tool can present fantastic opportunities for collaboration and learning.
It can also present challenges to those young people who are not aware of how to stay safe online.

Read more: E-Safety Training For All Schools

Watch this Learning Space!


Learning Space is a new development of the VLE with advanced functionality.

All of the features from the existing system are there along with a more user friendly customisable interface and useful built in applications that allow you to perform basic tasks like word processing without having to have special software installed on your system.
If you would like to test the new interface with students at your school click here

Anti Bullying Children's Conference 2016

This year's Anti-Bullying conferences are in full swing. So far we have visited Farringdon on Monday and St Aidans today. 

So far, visited by around 160 learners from schools in the West & East locality - The theme of this years conference is "Don't be a bystander be a power for good"  


The "Risk Factor" keynote was delivered by Mark Lloyd from Knetic Education with the aim of empowering children and young peopla to take responsibility for their online behavour and encourage them to help their friends to evaluate and minimise the riske they take online. Workshops were also delivered to raise awareness of Child Sexual Exploitation and the problems faced by adults with learning difficlulties. The conference goers were also offered the chance to become the "Risk Factor" judges in the photobooth.

Schools were offered the opportunity to enter a competition win an iPad by submitting and anti-bullying poem and the yongsters were challenged to take over a notice board in school to raise awareness of new apps and how to use them safely. 


Pictures from the conferences can be seen below.

Read more: Anti Bullying Children's Conference 2016