A Twickenham school has beat of national competition to win one of 30 ActivPanels.

Trafalgar Infant School, Gothic Road have won a start-of-the-art education technology package for their school. To participate in the Promethean Grant, schools were invited to submit video entries explaining why they would benefit from winning an ActivPanel.

Entries were judged on three criteria: creativity, need, and the impact the technology would have if they were successful. The 30 winners will receive a fully installed ActivPanel package valued at around £3,000.

Global education technology provider Promethean first launched the Promethean UK Grant in 2017. The company is acutely aware of the increasing budgetary pressures schools are facing and did not want this to become a barrier to accessing the latest teaching technology. Following the phenomenal success of the initial programme, Promethean recognised the need to run a second Promethean Grant in the UK this year.

In their video entry which you can see here, Trafalgar Infant School provide an insight into classroom life and how the children’s lessons can be disrupted by old technology. They go on to present the possibilities that an ActivPanel will allow in terms of learning and creativity by looking at how much they already achieve with unreliable equipment.

Jane Burton, ICT and Music Lead at Trafalgar Infant School said: “We were over the moon to win an ActivPanel on the Promethean Grant. We announced the news in assembly and the children were thrilled.”

Alistair Hayward, Promethean’s Head of UKI and ANZ markets, commented: “Schools are under increasing financial pressures and at the same time are expected to create state-of-the-art learning environments. As a company, we’re incredibly passionate about education and believe all schools should be able to access technologies that are proven to enhance teaching and learning experiences. The standard of entries this year has again been outstanding, I’d like to congratulate every school who took part for their efforts.”

Trafalgar Infant School’s ActivPanel was installed for the beginning of this academic year. The ActivPanel acts as a collaborative learning centre and can connect with other devices in the classroom such as laptops and tablets, enabling students to complete tasks from a handheld device or for small groups to use its multi-touch functionality. Promethean is looking forward to developing a partnership with the winning schools to help them get the most out of the technology.