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Our educational games app, EDVille, is free for the duration of the BETT Show which takes place on 22-25 January 2020.

One of the most popular elements of EDArcade, the EDVille app means primary school pupils can access PSHE lessons and games via a fun and exciting cityscape.

The government is backing parent’s participation in children’s education to improve pupil achievement. This free software means pupils can be actively learning away from the classroom, with benefits for pupil, parent and teacher alike.

What is EDVille?

EDVille is EDArcade’s integrated PSHE learning package. The software allows pupils to care for and grow their own garden on the game and watch exclusive PSHE lessons as they play.

Players can learn independently through in-game objectives and every lesson is collected like a prize. The efforts of the player are rewarded by giving them access to more games as they go.

The software is used by many primary schools and secondary schools throughout the UK – and is effective as homework because the educational games are not seen as a chore by the pupils. 

The purpose of the free app is to encourage parents to become more engaged with their children’s learning. By embracing the games outside of the classroom, pupils are more likely to achieve in a school environment.

The government: parents participating in education correlates with achievement

The Department for Education’s Review of best practice in parental engagement (2010) states:

Parental involvement in the form of ‘at-home good parenting’ has a significant positive effect on children’s achievement and adjustment even after all other factors shaping attainment have been taken out of the equation.

In the primary age range the impact caused by different levels of parental involvement is much bigger than differences associated with variations in the quality of schools. The scale of the impact is evident across all social classes and ethnic groups.

Where can I download EDVille?

EDVille can be downloaded from IOS and Google Play Store. It is free of charge until 25 January 2020.

For more information on EDVille, click here.

Competition: win an arcade machine when ordering EDArcade

As well as making the EDVille app download free of charge, EDArcade also has a competition running for this week only

Any school ordering the EDArcade package between now and the 25th January will be entered into a draw to win an arcade machine, complete with appropriate colour scheme and school logo.

EDArcade has access to over 100 educational games and the software can be tailored to the needs of the student. You can order EDArcade here to be entered into the draw.

The deadline for entries is 25 January 2020. For more information on our competition, click here.

Where can I find out more?

You can find EDArcade at Stand NK36 at the BETT Show at the London Excel from 22-25 January. Alternatively, you can also speak to highly trained experts at the EDLounge Stand, NH44.

Speaking to us at #BETT2020 gives you the chance to ask members of our team any questions, as well as receiving guidance on the software, whether you are a teacher, parent or pupil.

Demonstrations at BETT can be booked in advance using Connect @ BETT, alternatively you can call or email us here.

If you aren’t available to see us at BETT, you can also request a demonstration with us in your own time by clicking here.

Reach out to EDArcade

Our team at EDArcade are happy to help with any enquiries you may have. To reach out to us, contact us here or call 01909 776 906.

Alternatively, you can follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to hear about exciting new developments, competitions and more.

Find out more about EDArcade here.