A primary school in Penymynydd has installed two interactive white boards that will enable pupils to engage with learning thanks to a £1,000 donation from Redrow.
The money was allocated from our voluntary community fund of £10,000, which was available to groups and good causes in Penymynydd and surrounding villages.
St John the Baptist School applied for funds to enable them to provide up to date technology, which would mean children of all levels of ability will be able to use.
Anna Stephens, head teacher, said: “In such a small community school, with 113 pupils between the ages of three and eleven, it’s really important for us to improve communication, team working and confidence in our pupils.”
St John the Baptist pupils with head mistress, Anna Stephens, on the left and Mrs Barnes class 2 teacher on the right.
Now the whiteboards are up and working, children can work collaboratively on classroom activities with several students being able to work on onscreen content at any one time.
Pupils can brainstorm, present, work through an experiment and engage with learning games, while the touch screens are boosting enthusiasm and engagement as the children are actively learning.
“Touchscreens can bring greater inclusivity into the classroom, as they support kinesthetic, visual and auditory learners,” Mrs Stephens continued. “They can be used for every stage of the lesson, from the introduction, to independent activities and onto the plenary.”
Jason Newton, sales director of our North West division added: “Redrow’s community funds are set up to support communities in the areas where we build and we’ve been pleased to help a variety of good causes and all age groups, young and old.”
Boards have been installed in both of the school’s infant classrooms.