Bett is over for another year but what a year it was. We wanted to tell everyone that Frog works and get people talking and we think we did just that.
You couldn’t miss our stand. The scaffolding was a metaphor for our ever evolving products built around the customer, our complete transparency and the integration of all our products to create one awesome whole. Loads of people commented on it being a piece of art, which was great to hear as the plan was to get noticed from far and wide!
The stand was always busy with people having demos, asking questions, saying hi to Widget the Bear or just grabbing some of our excellent freebies. Our bags, lanyards, badges and bouncy balls went down a storm. We were even voted ‘Best Bag’ by a lovely bunch of judges from a school in Islington.
One of the main parts of Frog at Bett this year was our exclusive customer area at La Barrique. We wanted somewhere to speak to our customers one-to-one, away from the madness of the main arena. We had 91 appointments with teachers, Senior Leaders and technical people over three days – we loved it so much we want to do this more and more!
Every lunchtime we had an Eat, Share and Learn at La Barrique. We had talks from schools and our very own Gareth Davies and Graham Thorpe too. You can watch the videos on our community site here.
A huge thank you to the schools that presented and helped on stand:
- Phil Timmins from Finham Primary
- Billy Downie from The Streetly Academy
- Keith Halsey from Oxted School
- Andrew Walls from Dixons Allerton Academy
- Harrison O’Neill from Rushy Meadows
- Andy McDonald-Bowyer from Davison High School
- George Bligh from Greenshaw High School
- Clare Powlesland and Mel Cooper from St Columba’s College
- Kelly Richardson from Washingborough Academy
- Kate Wragg from Whalley Range
- Laura McGee from Edgar Stammers
- Graham Macaulay from Dorchester Primary
- Andy Caffrey from The Streetly Academy
It’s always fantastic to see the different ways schools use Frog and giving them the platform to share their tips with everyone.
Wednesday night was the Bett Awards and we were up for three categories:
- ICT Tools for Learning, Teaching and Assessment (For FrogProgress)
- ICT Company of the Year (Over £3m turnover)
- Free Digital Content/Open Educational Resources (for National Theatre On Demand)
Even though we didn’t win it was still a great night celebrating as finalists! A huge congratulations from Frog to all the winners.
Friday at Bett was #FrogFriday, with talks from our awesome education advisers. Alistair Smith had two talks, the first was on Change Management and the second was on World Class Education. To say it was a Friday afternoon he got a great turn out. Mick Walker was at the School Leaders Summit talking about Life After Levels. If you want to find out more about any of the topics, head to www.lifeafterlevels.com.
If you didn’t make it to Bett 2016 check out our video to see what happened.