Carr Hill High School has been awarded £20,000 from Crescent Purchasing Limited Group to provide an increased number of IT devices for the benefit of students.
The 90 devices the school has been able to buy will benefit students in a number of subjects by being able to access specific programmes in class to enhance learning.
School Business Manager Mrs Childs said: “It is important for the school to embrace the use of technology in the classroom and use innovative approaches to teaching and learning which fully prepares students for further education or employment. In today’s age computer literacy is an integral component of a student’s learning plan.”
The new chromebooks will be used within different faculties to support the goal of providing personalised learning opportunities that match the needs and styles of each individual student. For example, students in Geography lessons could use the chromebooks to access online textbooks, complete data presentations (including mapping data using Geographical information systems) and use OS Digimaps to practice map skills. In Technology lessons chromebooks would give students greater autonomy to carry out extension tasks when in the workshop or research deeper thinking. It would also allow students to be more actively involved in programming robots and downloading via USB.
Mrs Childs added: “The funding we have been awarded is going to play a huge part in the future of technology based learning at Carr Hill not only for students here today but those joining us in the future. We are thrilled to have received this funding and to have the chance to give our students access to so many enhanced learning opportunities as a result of it.”