As the Government announces changes to schools’ ICT provision, Ormiston Park Academy is certain to be ahead of the game.
The latest research proves what you already know: our students are digital experts. An asset that will be of a great advantage to the new build with all its mod cons and digitally equipped classrooms.
Our students use technology for communication, collaboration, creation, and contribution. Educators need to draw on students’ experiences of technology to adapt it to educational purposes. Students are early adopters of new technology and they become the technology trendsetters for their peers, adults, and teachers.
After the successful launch of art 3D and immersion rooms, the Academy is now planning on launching new innovation rooms for the new build, with the same level of cutting edge technology.
Principal Tess Walker said: “On one end will be this amazing room called the Immersion Centre, complete with 3D screens/projectors on three walls which surround you and transport you to anywhere in the world. On the other will be classrooms filled with Kindles, iPads and a host of other forms of technology that is set to give the students at OPA a real thirst for learning.”
Ormiston Park Academy will be opening its new build next year and has allocated 1.5 million pounds to spend on even more technology.
Vice Principal Huw Derrick said: “If you are yet to see a school that is on par with us in terms of the level of technology we provide our students, just you wait until you see what’s in our school next year.”