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Microsoft takes the digital age to our primary schools

By Staff Reporter

Published 17/11/2015

From left, are Niall McGivern, Lorcan Swail, Niamh Taggart, Cian Duffy and Matthew Tunney.
From left, are Niall McGivern, Lorcan Swail, Niamh Taggart, Cian Duffy and Matthew Tunney.

Hewlett Packard and Microsoft have launched a new 'digital schools of distinction' programme to encourage the use of technology in primary schools - and encourage children to adopt careers in the field.

Martin Murphy, managing director of Hewlett Packard Enterprise in Northern Ireland, said schools had an important role to play getting young people ready for jobs. 

“Getting education and skills right is core to investment and job creation. While Northern Ireland already performs well in terms of integrating  technology into the curriculum, there is still room for improvement.”

St Joseph’s Primary School, Carryduff, was named Northern Ireland’s first Digital school of distinction at the launch — and some of its pupils were keen to show off their numeracy, literacy and technology skills.

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