Digital Schools of Distinction is an awards programme which aims to promote, recognise and encourage excellence in the use of technology in primary schools in the Republic of Ireland
Minister for Education John O’Dowd welcomes HP Inc, Hewlett Packard Enterprise and Microsoft support for education.
Primary schools in Northern Ireland are urged to sign up to the Programme, which will help schools assess progress and recognise excellence in the use of technology at primary level while providing practical support and encouragement.
Education Minister John O’Dowd formally presented the awards at a ceremony in Parliament Buildings.
BELFAST - 14 Mar 2016 - Nine new primary schools in Northern Ireland were today recognised with the Digital School of Distinction award.
Supported by HP Inc., Hewlett Packard Enterprise and Microsoft, the Digital Schools of Distinction Award has been developed to help schools to integrate technology into the classroom.
Ballyclare Primary School is is one of the first schools in the North of Ireland to have been awarded the Digital Schools of Distinction Award.
Mrs K. Mulligan, Principal of Ballyclare Primary School, Ballyclare, which has just received its ‘Digital School of Distinction’ status said that the programme offers a real opportunity for primary schools to build on their digital capabilities;
21 September 2016: Deputy First Minister and Cabinet Secretary for Education and Skills, John Swinney today launched the ‘Digital Schools Awards’, a national awards programme which promotes, recognises and encourages best practice use of digital technology in primary schools.