What an exciting time the past 48 hours have been!
The Twig team set up at the Bett show at the ExCel centre in London, kicked off by a visit from Secretary of State for International Trade, Liam Fox.
Come evening, we were scrubbed up and waiting with bated breaths (and our fingers tightly crossed) for a 2017 Bett award to take pride of place in our trophy cabinet.
In our first nominated category, ‘ICT company of the Year (over £3m)’ we were Highly Recommended. However, for our second nomination, ‘Best International Digital Education Resource’, our name was called as the winner! Specifically this award was won for Tigtag CLIL - designed to help teach children English, through science subject learning.
Naturally, we’re all thrilled. It is great to be recognised for what we love doing! If you want to know more, please take a look at our press release below:
Twig World wins prestigious EdTech award for International Digital Education Resource
UK EdTech company, Twig World has been awarded Best International Digital Education Resource at the world-renowned Bett Awards.
Considered one of the highest accolades in the industry, the win saw Twig World’s science platform for young English language learners (Tigtag CLIL) being praised by the judges for “high-quality resources written in simple clearly pronounced English with two levels of access – standard and simplified English, both with supporting transcripts. It offers a range of tools that teachers can use to deliver the content effectively. It is also easy to navigate to find appropriate resources.”
This is the fifth Bett award Twig World has won in six years. Based in Glasgow, Twig World, who specialise in high-quality teaching materials with a focus on science and maths, was nominated for two awards at the ceremony, held at a dinner in London on Wednesday 25th January. They also received a ‘Highly Recommended’ in the very competitive ICT Company of the Year (over 3 million) category.
Patrick Hayes, director of BESA and chair of the judging panel for the Bett Awards, said, “Well done Twig World! With more outstanding entrants than ever before, it is a remarkable achievement. The global reputation of the Bett Awards means that Twig World, indeed all finalists, have an honour that is recognised and respected by educators across the world.”
Catherine Cahn, CEO at Twig World said, “The Twig team are so excited to be helping teachers worldwide to inspire a generation of students learn science in English, and we’re thrilled to be recognized with this award.
The CLIL approach is a wonderful way to make language learning meaningful for children, as well as preparing them for careers in science and technology where English is the lingua franca.”