Spelling out words won a £3000 prize

Wishaw Press - - SCHOOL NEWS -

A Mother­well pri­mary school is cel­e­brat­ing win­ning a state-of-the-art Ac­tiv­panel in­ter­ac­tive dis­play worth £3000.

St Ber­nadette’s Pri­mary School won the front -of-class­room screen af­ter sub­mit­ting a cre­ative en­try into why they should win one of the dis­plays.

The school’s video, of pupils spelling out words by hold­ing up in­di­vid­ual let­ters, beat com­pe­ti­tion from more than 250 other en­tries.

Mrs Chris­tine Boyle, head teacher at St Ber­nadette’s, said:“We re­ally needed new front-of-class tech­nol­ogy but are re­stricted when it comes to fund­ing.

“The Promethean Grant was the per­fect op­por­tu­nity to win an Ac­tiv­Panel for the school and we were thrilled to be suc­cess­ful.

“Our Ac­tiv­Panel has been such a hit that with some fundrais­ing, do­na­tions from gen­er­ous par­ents and a school con­tri­bu­tion, we have been able to buy two more.”

The com­pe­ti­tion ran dur­ing the last school year, and was in­stalled in time for start of the 2017/18 aca­demic year.

Staff are due to re­ceive train­ing as part of the win­ning pack­age.

The Ac­tiv­Panel can con­nect with other de­vices in the class­room, such as lap­tops and tablets, en­abling stu­dents to com­plete tasks from the screen on a hand­held de­vice.

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