Posted on 17/06/2014
It started with a training session focused on iPad usage in schools and led to the attendance of The Suffolk Show and the installation of TrilbyTV! That’s the effect Trilby have on the schools they work with. Their enthusiasm, passion and commitment to technology in education are truly infectious.
Neil Emery, Director at Trilby, initially delivered a two-day training session on the use of iPads at the Royal Hospital School (RHS) in Suffolk. The training was so well received that the head of marketing at RHS, Sophie Braybrooke asked if Trilby would like to support them at The Suffolk Show. Despite the fact this wasn’t a specific educational/technology event, and was a more a traditional county show, the Trilby team decided it was important to support a well known and respected school like RHS, who have embraced technology to help keep them at the cutting edge of education delivery.
The Trilby team were very well received by students, prospective students, teachers and parents, who were all very keen to be involved in their filming activity. Teachers and parents were also very enthusiastic about the forthcoming iPad implementation at the RHS and were very impressed with the idea of showcasing work and creating their own TV brand.
Hardeep Mahal, Associate Trainer at Trilby commented, “We were showcasing TrilbyTV and demonstrating how it has helped reaffirm the RHS as a forward thinking school. Students got involved and filmed over 25 fun facts tracing the history of the RHS against our mock-up green screen studio! We were on hand to answer questions from teachers and students and show how easy it is to showcase and celebrate work. Parents who were initially apprehensive about iPads being introduced into their school, soon changed their minds when they saw their children up on the television screen sharing historical facts!”
Neil Emery concluded, “We are extremely passionate in supporting all of our customers and helping them to achieve real success when embedding new technologies into the curriculum. It’s great that we are able to convince even the most reluctant parents that within the right educational context, technology can be an extremely powerful tool in the hands of the learner. The RHS is an excellent beacon of how successfully technology can be integrated into the curriculum to enhance the whole learning process. We know the RHS will use TrilbyTV to its full potential to help motivate students by showcasing their work on a daily basis.
Posted on 20/05/2014
Neil Emery, a Distinguished Apple Educator and Director at Trilby recently delivered a keynote speech at a major conference in Vilnius, Lithuania on behalf of Apple Value Added Reseller, AVAD. Many government officials, teachers and head teachers attended the conference. The conference focussed on current education trends and Neil was asked to share his vast experience of the UK education market and use of mobile technology in the classroom.
Neil explained the changing culture of the classroom and how every student having their own mobile device has created a whole new opportunity of learning. Each device is like an individual blackboard which teachers can utilise to engage with their students and share information.
During his keynote speech, Neil demonstrated a great deal of empathy towards the teaching staff who would be adopting these new ways of teaching. He showed he understood that the buy-in and learning process could take some time, but that it was equally important for schools to embrace technology as soon as possible. This way they would ensure they did not lose the interest of their students, many of whom are already technically astute
Neil also answered numerous questions about mobile technology put to him by the Lithuanian press, which have since been publicised on various websites across the country.
Sigitas Liaucius, Education Business Development Manager for Apple Value Added Reseller AVAD, who asked Neil to speak at the conference, commented
“We started to work with Neil a couple years ago and were delighted to invite him as a keynote speaker to our conference. His huge experience of working with various schools around the world makes him so passionate and knowledgeable. Training sessions and workshops are always great fun with Neil. The teachers just love him. Neil is like a breath of fresh air for Baltic education.”
As Neil was so well received at this conference, he’s been asked to speak at another event in Estonia in August, and is also delivering training to Tartu Erakool School in Estonia at the beginning of June.
Posted on 28/04/2014
A big welcome to Kasra, the latest member to the Trilby team. Kasra has joined us as part of the Creative Employment Programme through Creative Alliance which helps organisations like ours to employ apprentices and interns.
Kasra will be working closely with Anna, Operations Manager and will be involved in bringing our products, TrilbyTV and TrilbyBookclub to a wider audience.
Hello I’m Kasra,
I’m from Birmingham and have joined the Trilby team in an exciting role as Marketing and Operations Intern. I studied Economics and Politics at Oxford Brookes University and gained an enthusiasm for business and in particular marketing, during my studies.
Trilby has given me an excellent opportunity to develop my passion for marketing in a fantastic company, which is developing great products and challenging my abilities on a daily basis. I have been given many responsibilities since joining Trilby and look forward to being part of the success of the company.
Posted on 26/03/2014
We would like to take this opportunity to welcome Veronika who has joined us on a 3 week internship as part of an exchange program and will be working closely with our Operations Manager Anna Field.
Having sent our past design apprentice Charlie to Germany on a similar exchange program and knowing what a great experience he had, we hope Veronika finds that she has an equally great experience here at Trilby.
Hello I’m Veronika,
I am from Neuhütten a small village in Germany and I am taking part in a four week exchange program, to improve my English skills and to learn something about a different culture.
During my time in Birmingham I am staying with a nice host family and taking part in an internship at Trilby for three weeks, where I assist my colleagues with their work and in return they help me with my language skills.
I really appreciate this opportunity, to not only gain a living experience but also gain work experience abroad.
In Germany I do an apprenticeship in industrial business management, which takes three years and I am currently in the second year. After finishing the apprenticeship I want to go to university to study economics.
Join Distinguished Apple Educator Neil Emery, as he discusses his recent trip to the Ecuadorian Amazon rain forest.
Come and join our very own Neil Emery from Trilby and hear how he travelled to the Ecuadorian Amazon Rain Forest, armed with 16 iPads to engage with pupils from schools in 3 different communities. Working in partnership with 4 UK schools plus project coordinators and guides in Ecuador, Neil spent 3 weeks inspiring pupils to use iPads to enhance their learning.
Amazonian pupils were given the challenge to create eBooks using iPads and the popular education app ‘Book Creator’ and then share them with each other as well as the partner schools in the UK. A total of 40 eBooks were created in 3 schools, each showing:
- Who I am
- Where I live
- My favourite animal
- My favourite bird
- My favourite story/tale
These pupils had previously only come across tablets in their communities to watch films or access the internet, never in an educational capacity. Neil will show you how Apple technology was utilised to encourage and motivate learning in these Amazonian schools.
Register here www.apple.com/uk/retail/regentstreet/
Date and Time: Wednesday 19 March, 7:00 pm
Place: Apple Store, 235 Regent Street, London, W1B 2EL
Please see links for further details of the trip:
Neil’s Amazon Project Wiki
Neil’s Amazon Blog