Schools took part in a six week 'BATAKATHON'
competition to win a BATAK
machine, the event being sponsored by EUROBELL
a local Cable TV company. It was a tremendous
success with the Final being held at Crawley
Leisure Centre and attended by over three hundred
The 'BATAKATHON' event was
widely publicised in the local press and received
excellent reviews from everyone involved.
video clip below shows BATAK
being played by pupils of St Francis
school in the U.K.
It is our intention to introduce 'IT
RECREATION' into Schools by using BATAK
Pro as a means to interest children
in both Programming and Keeping Fit.
machine is also useful for mental arithmetic
and mind games such as 'Simple
Simon' and is helpful with work involving
FRANCIS Middle School
popularity has been tremendous. Pupils arrived
at 8.15am to practice, and then stayed on at
the after school club until 6pm! Everyone who
has come into contact with it has loved it."
NORTH Middle School
was so popular that we had to be thrown out
of the hall because no-one was eating their
kids really love it - there aren't enough hours
in the day to give them all practice. We are
organising sponsored BATAK evenings this week
to raise cash for the re-design of our playground."
MARGARET'S Middle School
teacher Trevor Murdoch said: "It could
be a great way of learning maths by calling
out sums and touching the correct number to
score a point. The same also with language,
with words on the buttons."