ROMILEY Primary’s children beat off competition from schools around the UK in a competition to win a state-of-the-art education technology package for their school.
To participate in the Promethean Grant, schools were invited to submit video entries explaining why they would benefit from winning an ActivPanel.
Entries were judged on three criteria: creativity, need, and the impact the technology would have if they were successful.
A total of 30 winners have been selected by education technology providers Promethean and will receive a fully installed ActivPanel package valued at around £3,000.
The technology acts as a collaborative learning centre and can connect with other devices in the classroom such as laptops and tablets, enabling students to complete tasks from a handheld device or for small groups to use its multi-touch functionality.
In their video entry Romiley Primary School children travel through time to show how advanced and innovative #Stockport schools and businesses have been in the past.
They went on to demonstrate that pupils are currently being held back by unreliable technology that is hindering their learning and creativity.
Mark Ownsworth, Year 4 teacher at the school, said: “We thoroughly enjoyed creating our video entry for the Promethean Grant; we even got some of the parents involved as you will see from our awesome aerial drone shot!
“As a school we always strive to use technology to inspire our learning but with limited budget this can be difficult. We’ve had our ActivPanel installed in a shared area, so everyone can benefit from it.”
Alistair Hayward, Promethean’s Head of UKI and ANZ markets, commented: “Schools are under increasing financial pressures and at the same time are expected to create state-of-the-art learning environments. As a company, we’re incredibly passionate about education and believe all schools should be able to access technologies that are proven to enhance teaching and learning experiences. The standard of entries this year has again been outstanding, I’d like to congratulate every school who took part for their efforts.”
Romiley Primary School’s ActivPanel was installed for the beginning of this academic year. The ActivPanel acts as a collaborative learning centre and can connect with other devices in the classroom such as laptops and tablets, enabling students to complete tasks from a handheld device or for small groups to use its multi-touch functionality. Promethean is looking forward to developing a partnership with the winning schools to help them get the most out of the technology.