School's tweets help students keep up


From Facebook to Twitter, social media is a way of life these days. But a Bristol secondary school has become one of the first schools in the country to embed Twitter across its practice.

Redland Green School’s Twitter feed features everything from revision tips and ideas from lessons to details of online resources and department successes. The school has a dedicated Twitter page on its website listing the most recent tweets and many departments have their own feeds, as well as the senior leadership team and Learning Resource Centre.

For instance the history department posts questions like “how prepared was the USSR for the Second World War?” while the PE staff give details of forthcoming sports training sessions and matches. Other departments highlight interesting facts and figures and promote debate between students.

The school began using Twitter in this way a year ago and even though it is voluntary, more staff are signing up to the idea.

“We use Twitter to communicate with students in a number of ways, including giving information such as home learning, details of school events and competitions, snippets of revision advice in the lead-up to exams and to share best practice,” explained headteacher Sarah Baker.

“Staff also use Twitter as a useful tool to communicate with parents. On trips and visits they use it to keep them updated on what their children are enjoying while they are away from home.

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