BRIGHT sparks from Royds Hall High School have been honoured for being top whizzes with computers.
The Paddock pupils beat off competition from more than 100 schools across the country to make the shortlist for Becta’s ICT Excellence Awards.
Becta, the Government agency leading the use of technology in learning, organises the awards. They recognise those schools that have shown how technology can be used imaginatively to enhance lessons and support all school activities.
Niel McLean, Becta’s executive director for institutional workforce and development, explained: “This year we’ve been so impressed to see such inspiring and enthusiastic use of computers. Royds Hall High school has really invested their time and effort into putting technology at the core of their everyday activities.
“This is certainly the way forward and I’m sure everyone connected with the school – teachers, learners, parents and governors – will all benefit from the rewards that technology can bring.”
The school will find out how it fares against the other shortlisted schools at the national awards ceremony being held in Bristol on Thursday.