21 January 2016
‘Glasgow digital media company Twig Education has received a £3.5 million injection from Imperial College London to help make education videos for the “YouTube generation”.
The partnership will include the creation of professional resources for secondary teachers of science, technology, engineering and maths, referred to collectively as Stem subjects. The agreement will help Imperial College London meet its strategic commitment to inspire scientists, engineers and medical professionals of the future by raising aspirations and supporting learning.
'“We are delighted to be partnering with one of the world’s leading universities in continuing our mission to make Stem subjects relevant and engaging to all school children,” Bouchier said.
‘The investment comes at a significant time of growth for Twig Education, whose revenues were up by more than 80 per cent in the last declared trading year. Annual turnover in the coming 12 months is expected to reach £6m.'
6 September 2014
'Three years after the release of our first films, Twig and our primary school product Tigtag are now used by more than 10,000 schools in more than 50 countries and in 14 languages. Children using their own devices in class break the barriers to entry set by government and established educationalists. Teachers and students can start to make their own decisions about the way they want to teach and learn.
'It is a revolution that has been a long time coming.
'Stem industries (science, technology, engineering and maths) are crucial for the economic growth of the UK. To maintain Britain’s position as a world leading economy, the UK needs to equip young people with the skills, knowledge and confidence to tackle the challenges of the future.'
23 March 2014
‘Twig Education has forged an alliance with the state broadcaster CCTV. The tie-up could propel Twig’s digital catalogue onto millions of Chinese television and computer screens.
‘The three-year-old company was founded by Anthony Bouchier, 51, a media entrepreneur who created Wisden Online in partnership with the Getty family.
‘Twig is used in 5,000 schools in 50 countries, including Eton and Rugby. The Glasgow company boasts the Premier League chairman Anthony Fry as a non-executive director and earns 90% of its revenues overseas.’
‘The films are short enough to keep the class interested without losing out on important details. I was especially impressed with the picture quality and resolution. Parts of the natural world were brought to life in amazing detail: I was entranced as I watched remarkably clear footage of an anglerfish emitting light to attract its prey.
‘For me, the real strength of this resource is the enormous help it delivers in lesson preparation for the teacher. The lesson plans are varied and well structured, providing worksheets, printable card sorting resources and lots of ideas for extension activities.'
1 August 2013
‘Twig is a truly inclusive teaching tool. It is an invaluable and inspiring online resource for all teachers enabling them to offer outstanding teaching and learning opportunities for all pupils.’
12 July 2013
‘Tigtag is full of beautiful videos, engaging activities and visually stunning pictures that can be printed out to use as wall displays or to support the work being done on the computers. What I really like about the system is that it doesn’t try to tell you how to teach – or attempt to take over your lessons – but provides you with content that you can use how you wish.’
15 March 2013
‘Short films from online learning platform Twig are an excellent resource for pupils who struggle to process large amounts of text. With footage from the BBC, NASA and ITN, each film is about three minutes long, with on-screen keywords.
20 February 2013
'Educational films producer Twig Education has signed a “multi-million pound deal” to provide content to private schools in Brazil.
'Twig will supply its range of 2,000 films to Abril Educação, an education company which provides supplies and curriculum support to Brazilian private schools.'