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Primary school first to become Digital School of Distinction

Posted by SchoolDays Newshound on 30/09/2013. Primary school first to become Digital School of DistinctionTags: Primary School News

A primary school in Tallaght has become the first in Ireland to be awarded a digital badge of honour.

Sacred Heart Senior National School in Killinarden has been given a Digital School of Distinction - and it is hoped that other schools in the country will follow suit and take up a new programme being introduced by the Department of Education and computer companies HP Ireland and Microsoft Ireland, the Irish Independent reports.

The principal of the school - which has 280 pupils and is located in an area of disadvantage - is Robbie O'Leary. He explained that placing a greater emphasis on technology has resulted in the students becoming more engaged with their school work.

Mr O'Leary also noted literacy and numeracy standards at the school have seen a marked improvement as a result.

According to the principal, the school has been able to become a digital revolution leader because of how well the teachers have integrated technology into the classroom. 

Written by Donal WalshADNFCR-2163-ID-801643495-ADNFCR


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