Middlesbrough Schools Catch-Up learning
Middlesbrough schools use a new innovative development to tackle Covid-19 ‘catch-up’ learning through fun and exercise


A number of Middlesbrough schools have taken an innovative and creative approach to engage learners after they return to school from a significant period of absence. ISportsWall combines physical exercise with educational knowledge to create a classroom environment whilst participating in sporting activities.

Head teacher from Kader Primary, Mrs Alison Mitchinson stated, ‘The technology was amazing. Our hall space has been developed to create an enhanced learning environment. I am really keen to see how our children enjoy and progress through it’s continued use’.

ISportsWall is an innovative new development that converts a large 4m to 6m wall within a school hall into an interactive & fun learning space for pupils to use whilst maintaining a safe distance.
ISportsWall includes over 50 educational modules covering Maths, English, Science, Phonics, History, Geography and Physical education. The system also includes modules that allow the teacher to create their own questions and answers to fit within teaching sequences.

Overall ISportsWall makes better utilisation of halls by creating an additional safe presentation space, maintaining distance between pupils. This can be used by year groups within their support bubble. It also includes a powerful lighting / sound system that can be used for after school events etc.

Advantages of using ISportsWall

• Can help maintain safe distancing between pupils
• Makes learning English, maths, science, history, phonics and geography fun.
• Pupils can work together within their support bubble
• Delivers sports funding objectives.
• Stimulates pupils both physically and mentally.
• Better utilisation of school halls/gyms.
• Helps periodic retrieval of learning that strengthens connections to the memory.
• Stimulates physical effort through competitive fun based exercise.
• Improves fundamental movement skills which helps reduce obesity in later life.
• Can be used as a reward based activity for good behaviour.
• Can support children with challenging behaviour by stimulating them to learn.
• Can be used as a fun activity at break times or in after school clubs.
• Balls are treated with an antibacterial additive.

Mrs Joanne Smith from Breckon Hill Primary immediately recognised the potential of ISportsWall to engage all pupils as they returned from the extended period away from school. ‘The children have lost so many valuable experiences. For us we have a sports’ week in school which is a really big event and although this cannot be replaced, ISportsWall will enable children to have lots of opportunity to exercise safely whilst learning’.


ISportsWall at Park End primary school
Total installed price between £10,000 and £12,000 ex vat. The Variation is dependent on install requirements, electrical, physical e.t.c.
The system can be installed during partial school closures with social distancing measures being strictly observed.