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A very proud moment!

Back in December 2009 I arrived at Chorlton Park Primary School for the day to be shown around and dazzled by their wonderful children and staff. I remember sitting there listening to Jack Sloan (@jacksloan) and John Sutton (@HGJohn) talk about blogging and the impact on the learning at the school. It was Jack who talked about his Year 2 class blog and I remember his exact words, “We’ve all worked really hard and this Year 2 Blog is at the top of the listings in Google when you type in ‘Year 2 Blog’ and select ‘Web’ not just ‘UK’! I was so impressed and wanted this for my school. I thought of how proud the pupils would feel knowing that their Blog was number 1 in Google’s rankings and that their work was reaching the widest audience!

Well tonight, that moment arrived. I certainly do not measure the success of the Blog in terms of how it ranks with Google but it just feels good that in exactly 4 months after launching the Year 6 Blog it is ranked as number one in Google’s listings.

I hope the children are as proud as I am! After all, it is their Blog! Am I right to be feeling proud or shouldn’t it matter? I know that I started all this for the children and if tomorrow Google couldn’t even find the Blog, it would not change anything I do. It’s just nice recognition!

I asked my PLN to google search ‘Year 6 Blog’ so I could compare geographically how Google ranked our Year 6 Blog. Thanks to those that helped!! Here are the results people posted:

From @Dughall from Huddersfield here
From @lindawollan in Australia here
From @pam_thompson in Australia here
From MG-Rover in Birmingham here

I’m a very inexperienced blogger but I do know that Google seems to like blogs! Within minutes of posting a new blog post, it appears in Google almost instantly!

My role in school will be changing in 2 weeks. I will be mostly working with Year 5. This gives me an exciting opportunity to develop the Year 5 blog – something I’m looking forward to! Watch this space!


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  1. John Mitchell
    May 1, 2010 at 5:25 pm #

    Well done. A lot of hard work there!

  2. Mrs Spencer
    May 1, 2010 at 5:25 pm #

    Well I also feel very proud of all the hard work and if that makes me shallow… then I can live with it!

  3. John Sutton
    May 1, 2010 at 5:30 pm #

    That’s quite an achievement! I’m amazed at how far you’ve gone in such a short time – the whole site is less than 5 months old. Wow!

  4. Vicki Knox
    May 1, 2010 at 5:44 pm #

    Very impressive stuff. I have been inspired to try a headteacher’s blog at my school. Well done.

  5. Hannah Mahapatra
    May 1, 2010 at 8:06 pm #

    A fantastic achievement – Congratulations! I am very impressed – you inspire me. Off to work on our class blog now…

  6. Pam Thompson
    May 2, 2010 at 12:50 pm #

    It’s not just about Google 🙂 Your blog is a wonderful indictment of blogging with primary school students. I am so looking forward to seeing the Year 5 blog unfold. Good luck!


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