Holy Cross Girls’ PS is delighted to be one of only 31 primary schools in Northern Ireland to be awarded the Digital Schools Award.
The Digital Schools Awards NI is a national awards programme which promotes, recognises and encourages best practice in the use of digital technology in primary schools. The award is supported by Hewlett Packard, Microsoft and Intel and is awarded to schools who offer access to the digital classroom at an early age so that their children develop the skills and experience to succeed in the digital future.
Mr Victor McNair, who visited the school in March to carry out the assessment reported, ‘The school has been creative and innovative in shaping the learning so that the ICT tasks integrate well with the curriculum. Pupils are supported in a safe environment. In each class observed ICT was integrated into the lesson. It was clear that pupils of all ages were comfortable using a range of devices and software applications. The pupils’ knowledge and confidence in the use of ICT to support their own learning and that of other pupils and teachers was impressive’.
He completed his assessment by commenting, ‘My visit to the school was well organised with a range of activities available that demonstrated the high-levels of ICT enriched teaching and learning. I am happy to recommend the school for the Digital Schools Award’.