For the 11 months since the project launched, data has been collected from the 50 Things website detailing which postcode areas of Norfolk have had the highest download rate of the 50 Things app.
The results show that since the promotional materials were distributed in April 2022, all Norwich postcodes (NR1-NR7) are now in the top 14 postcodes (out of 147 postcodes) based on the monthly download figures. At the start of this project, the Norwich postcodes were in the top 21 of all postcodes suggesting that significant improvement has been made.
At present (1/8/22), Norfolk has seen 2527 downloads of the app, of which 619 of them are from Norwich.
Here is an example of how one Norwich school uses 50 Things:
We have a link to ’50 Things’ from the Communication Champions section of our website and we’ve put posters up in the main entrance of the school so that parents can scan the app.
We particularly promoted it as a ‘challenge’ for early years parents in the October half term holiday. All the families who completed activities and posted them on Tapestry received a certificate and we presented prizes to those who made the most inspiring posts. I think we will adopt this as an annual challenge. The children seemed to enjoy the challenges set and families who don’t normally use Tapestry recorded activities far more.
Some of the challenges inspired activities which we emulated in school, for example seasonal leaf rubbing in the outdoor area. It gave us a good insight to our cohorts experiences outside of school by having so much shared from home over half term onto Tapestry.
“I really enjoyed having the challenge to work on with my child over half term” Parent
“It was great to get ideas we wouldn’t normally think of” Parent
Mile Cross Primary School, Norwich