A TRAILBLAZING Barry school is urging other schools in the area to get involved in benefitting from digital education.
Barry Island Primary, which has won a string of awards for its embedment of technology into teaching is encouraging educators in Wales to attend the Digital 2014 event at the Celtic Manor Resort on June 9.
The two day event will include speakers such as 22-year-old student Gianni O’Connor, a young tech entrepreneur who is set to become Britain’s latest social media millionaire.
Under the leadership of headmaster Ty Golding Barry Island Primary has integrated iMacs, iPads, iPods, Apple and Sky TV into all elements of the learning experience, also teaching children to computer code and actively encouraging them to use its blog and Twitter platforms to help research school projects.
The school’s prolific use of technology has resulted in it becoming one of the lead schools for Hwb, the Welsh Government’s flagship digital learning platform.
Mr Golding said: “The digital revolution has brought with it unprecedented new opportunities to transform the way we teach the next generation.
“We place technology at the very heart of everything we do so it becomes a seamless and embedded part of the everyday education offering.
“Digital 2014 will offer other educators and pupils a unique opportunity to hear how they too can harness technology from speakers and organisations at the very cutting edge of technology and education and our call is for other schools to get involved and come along.”
To register free for Digital 2014 visit www.digital2014.com