Millquarter PS recognised with ‘Digital Schools of Distinction’ award

Pupils and teachers at Millquarter Primary School are celebrating recognition as a 'Digital School of Distinction'.  Pictured outside Parliament Buildings, Stormont proudly showing off their special plaque are Principal Marie-Clare McNamee (centre) and teacher Nuala Kearney (left) with pupils Brian Magee and Cliona Griffin. They are  pictured with Martin Murphy (3rd left) MD, Hewlett Packard Enterprise,  the Minister of Education, John ODowd, Ann Marie Whelan (2nd right) Education Manager, HP Inc and Tom Jackson (right) Education Manager, Microsoft.
Pupils and teachers at Millquarter Primary School are celebrating recognition as a 'Digital School of Distinction'. Pictured outside Parliament Buildings, Stormont proudly showing off their special plaque are Principal Marie-Clare McNamee (centre) and teacher Nuala Kearney (left) with pupils Brian Magee and Cliona Griffin. They are pictured with Martin Murphy (3rd left) MD, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, the Minister of Education, John ODowd, Ann Marie Whelan (2nd right) Education Manager, HP Inc and Tom Jackson (right) Education Manager, Microsoft.

Pupils and teachers at Millquarter Primary School, Moneyglass are celebrating recognition as a ‘Digital School of Distinction’.

Supported by HP Inc., Hewlett Packard Enterprise and Microsoft, the Digital Schools of Distinction Award has been developed to help schools to integrate technology into the classroom.

The initiative aims to recognise best in class practices and build on the progress already made by schools by providing a pathway and resources for those schools seeking to do more with technology.

The programme also recognises those who achieve excellence and supports the efforts of schools and teachers in making the best use of technology in the learning environment.

Since it launched last November in Northern Ireland, 110 schools have signed up to the ‘Digital Schools of Distinction’ programme.

Ten schools are currently fully accredited with the remainder progressing well at various stages of the validation process.

The list of awarded Digital Schools of Distinction in Northern Ireland is as follows: Millennium Integrated Primary School, Saintfield, Co. Down; St Oliver Plunkett Primary School, Glen Road, Belfast; St Malachy’s Primary School, Co. Armagh; Ballyclare Primary School, Newtownabbey; St Colman’s Primary School, Banbridge; Millquarter Primary School, Toomebridge; Knockloughrim Primary School Magherafelt; Killean Primary School, Newry; Cumran Primary School, Clough and St. Joseph’s Primary School, Carryduff.