A little later than usual we take a moment to look back at the year and reflect…
Working in Mainstream and Special Schools, within Libraries, Youth Clubs, Women’s Institutes, with Fostering Groups at Game Conventions, the list is endless. We have had the joy of working with all ages from preschool children to adults. The appeal, growth and benefits to games becomes more and more evident not just in education but in life.
This year we have seen more and more new faces and many schools/organisations return as repeat customers. It is always a delight to work with familiar faces and see the bigger picture, the complete journey from start to finish… That said whether a one-off Games Day or a series of dates it is important to us that we really make a difference.
“…a brilliant experience which engaged all year groups and parents too.”
Andrea Carr, Head Teacher, Angram Bank Primary School
In addition to mainstream schools, this year we have worked more than ever in special schools across the country. We have been described as having a great understanding of the needs of S.E.N. pupils… just take a look at our testimonials!
Where behaviour is an issue for example working in PRU’s carefully chosen games/resources have resulted in students wanting to stay back after school. This is a first but something we hope to see continue next year.
Having a vast catalogue of games helps us to work with all ages and all abilities and our activities are tailored to every organisation and their individual needs… No two days are the same here at Imagination Gaming and we are reaching out to more and more new areas so our location is varied too.
Last year saw us work as far north as West Lothian in Scotland and as far south as Swanley in Kent. We expect this area to continue to grow throughout the coming year especially in Scotland where we hope to make a big impact after winning several contracts there.
COVID 19 will be a hurdle for us like many and towards the later part of this year resulted in some cancellations in our calendar. Our work in Italy (yes, Italy!), was also cancelled however we look forward to rebooking once we can..
Staying in the Mediterranean we cannot forget our colleagues in Cyprus as they continue their fantastic work. Engaging with more and more children and families, working with groups in the community and using games to break down social barriers alongside education. “Yiasou” Cyprus.
“Imagination Gaming do truly amazing things.”
Disengaged Learners Become Model Students by Amber, Teacher, Barnsley College
We have been working closely this year with some of our Global Game Companies and for the first time ever we have been able to offer a series of FREE Games Days. These free days have allowed us to showcase the benefits of games in education in a selection of schools nationwide. We still have a small number of days available should you be interested and a forward-thinking school open to discover new ways to engage and excite pupils.
All in all last year was a great year, yes disruptions were felt due to COVID 19 from March onwards, however we can look back and appreciate another incredible year of growth.
So, a special thanks to everyone that has helped make this once again possible.
Thank you to the companies that work with us to promote their games and give schools the ability to tap into resources they would not normally see.
Thank you to the volunteers that support us at events, your hard work and passion for games never goes unnoticed.
Finally, a massive thank you to the families, children, teachers all of you out there that continue to support us, for believing in the service we provide and keeping us on our toes.
Last year we worked with over 75,000 incredible individuals, a figure that we are immensely proud of.
Let us continue to create happiness as we hope to see you all again next year… let us play, learn and smile together!