Posted by SchoolDays Newshound on 30/09/2013. Tags: 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 Walsh