The Great British Classroom, introduced at BETT Asia 2016, showcased the Best of British education resources. It was a hub of activity and a focal point of the Expo throughout the two-day event, drawing in summit delegates and expo visitors to watch classroom sessions and demonstrator sessions from the British delegation.
Over the course of the event, over 400 expo visitors and summit delegates attended a session in the Great British Classroom, where eight school classes took place and more than 24 demonstrations from DIT and BESA-supported exhibitors and donators.
Donations to the classroom were provided by the following BESA members:
Hodder Education/Rising Stars, YPO, Findel, Data Harvest, Smart Kids, 2 Simple Software, Sam Learning, iBoard Touch, TTS, Gratnells, Churchill Education, British Thornton
Classes took place throughout the exhibition, with a focus on primary education on Day 1 and secondary education on Day 2. The classes were taught by local teachers to local students from international schools across Kuala Lumpur, including Peter and Jane Kindergarten and International School Park City. The children had the opportunity to use interactive resources on subjects including maths and science, allowing attendees to see how resources are used in the classroom.
Along with school classes, the Great British Classroom hosted demonstrations for the 22 supported exhibitors and the companies who donated furniture and equipment to the Great British Classroom.
Each supported exhibitor had a demonstrator slot within the classroom timetable: 10 minutes to show their British EdTech to an international audience. The demonstrations proved popular, with as many as 14 people attending some sessions and many supported exhibitors obtaining interesting sales enquiries due to their demonstrations.
When the Classroom was not in use for classes and demonstrator sessions, expo visitors would stop by to engage with the companies who had donated furniture and equipment to the Classroom.