School tests out free IT supplies

Hobletts Manor Junior has received £50,000 worth of free IT equipment as part of a new schools initiative from PC World Business

Ahead of the change in the curriculum to focus on computer science and programming from September, PC World Business, supported by Hertfordshire-based not-for-profit schools company, Herts for Learning, are working with teachers and children at Hobletts Manor Junior School to support and encourage the use of the new technology.

In order to embed the use of technology across the curriculum, 30 Year 4 students at Hobletts Manor Junior School were each provided with an Acer Iconia tablet. Students are able to research themes, reinforce curriculum topics and practise key skills on their tablets. The classroom also received a 70” Interactive Smart Board and a Smart Table. This enabled a more visual and engaging teaching and learning approach and facilitated student interaction and collaboration.

Managing Director of PC World Business, Alan Ritchie said: “This coming academic year, technology will be more integrated within education than ever before. Herts for Learning’s School IT Systems Support team already works with schools across Hertfordshire to assist with and improve IT services within schools. The new tablets, Smart Board and Smart Table that PC World Business has provided to Hobletts Manor Junior will help support the school adapt to the new changes to the curriculum, and provide pupils with access to the best technology.” 

Parents and governors of Hobletts Manor Junior School and PC World Business  attended the school on the 21st July to see pupils showcase the new IT equipment. Head teacher, Sally Short said ”I am thrilled with the new IT equipment and initial results are very promising. We have already seen positive impact in terms of attitudes to learning and progress data.”