The art of blogging seems to be getting a little more recognition in schools, and I was pleased to see that a teacher from Redbridge got an award for his blogging with reception children (Guardian article on the award here). Of course, the Creative Blogs community are no strangers to the benefits of blogging with younger children. Jack Sloans's year two blog at Chorlton Park gets an incredible amount of traffic and he has taken a lot of time and effort to get the children actually writing on the blogs themselves independently - I know I've watched them do it. Another great year two blog is that from Claire Jones at Southwark Primary in Nottingham, one of the newest schools to join Creative Blogs. In the early years the best example is probably Angela Newham's blog at Green Park (Peter Rafferty's Year 1 blog at this school was legendary - but he's now moved up to year 4).
So, congratulations to Dan at Gearies primary for his award - I know that Anthony Evans, the ICT advisor from Redbridge, who is a friend, will be very proud. Maybe a Creative Blogger could get an award one year?