It’s Monday morning, we’re all back at work, and the gala dinner on Thursday evening in the rooftop of the Hofburg in Vienna seems like a distant memory. Stuart and I were so proud of all the teachers we brought with us to Vienna – Chris, James, Mandeep and Ollie had some of the most innovative projects at the event and were perfect representatives of the great work that is happening in UK classrooms every day.

However, there were over 150 attendees at the Innovative Teachers Forum, and there could only be 12 winners. We’re thrilled to announce that Mandeep Atwal and Ollie Bray were two of the 12. Mandeep

Mandeep, from Shirelands Collegiate Academy in England, was awarded third place in the Innovation in Community category for her VCT “Young Voices” (which you can access on the Innovative Teachers Network by clicking THIS LINK).

Ollie Ollie, from Musselburgh Grammar School in Scotland, received first prize in the Innovation in Community category for his VCT “Thinking out of the Xbox” (accessible at THIS LINK).

As award-winners, both Mandeep and Ollie will accompany Stuart and me to the Worldwide Innovative Teachers Forum in Brazil, where they will be able to collaborate with teachers from over 100 countries around the world.

Stuart and I will be writing more about this event in the next few days, but you can see additional information about the event and the winners on Merlin John’s blog, Teachers TV, today’s issue of The Scotsman and Ollie’s blog. The Teachers TV footage includes in interview with Ollie and other teachers, as well as shots from within the event itself. (It’s almost like you’re there…except without the wienerschnitzel.)

Join us in offering congratulations not only to Mandeep and Ollie, but also to Chris and James, all of whom are making amazing use of technology to improve the learning experience for UK students.