It is always nice when a project you’ve worked long and hard on gets the recognition you hope it will achieve, and so, we were delighted to be informed last week that our app, Kings & Queens: 1000 years of British Royal History, developed in partnership Royal Collection Trust, is up for an ERA award in the category of Secondary – including ICT.
The full list of Education Resources Award Finalists for 2016. We will find out in March during the Education Show in Birmingham how we got on – in the meantime we are keeping our fingers crossed.
We have been delighted with the response to the app more generally – here some other nice things that reviewers have said about the app:
“The App Store listing reckons Kings & Queens is “an ideal starting-point for anyone aged 11 and above with an interest in the the Royal Family, royal history and the line of succession”. I think it might be just as interesting for slightly younger children too, like my Horrible Histories-mad eight year-old too.
The app delivers a comprehensive but accessible look at British monarchs through the ages, with a mixture of text, images (including digitised paintings), animation and quizzes. There’s lots of information to digest, but it never feels overwhelming.
Whether your children are studying a specific monarch at school or simply getting to know some of the historic rulers they’ve not heard of before, this iPad app is well worth a look.”
“This easy to navigate app combines superb digital portraits of Britain’s royal family through time with well written and child-friendly descriptions of their characters and deeds. It makes a useful reference app or an interesting general reading experience.”
“The time, labour and love going in to creating apps is clear to see in this wonderfully executed resource.
The intuitive, multi-layered format of Kings and Queens: 1,000 Years of British Royal History is aimed at children aged between 11 and 14 who are studying at Key Stages 3 and 4, and more broadly at those with an interest in British history.”
Kings & Queens: 1,000 Years of British Royal History from Royal Collection Trust
See the app in action here
Get the iPad app on iTunes here