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Chestnut Street pupils have new media suite

Chestnut Street primary school pupils with some of their brand new IT equipment, from left back - Cole Chown, 8, Niamh Tomlinson, 9, Rachel Charlton, 8, Drew Burrows, 8, Drew Burrows, 8, Laura Scoulding, 9 and Holly williams, 8. From left front- Evan Hannah, 8 and Georgie Kelm, 7. Photo: 0457SB-4

Chestnut Street primary school pupils with some of their brand new IT equipment, from left back - Cole Chown, 8, Niamh Tomlinson, 9, Rachel Charlton, 8, Drew Burrows, 8, Drew Burrows, 8, Laura Scoulding, 9 and Holly williams, 8. From left front- Evan Hannah, 8 and Georgie Kelm, 7. Photo: 0457SB-4

CLASSES have gone interactive at a Ruskington primary school as they reaped the rewards of becoming an academy.

Chestnut Street Primary School underwent an IT inspired make-over during the summer holidays so that when the pupils returned to school for the new term they had a brand new Media Studio.

The idea came about when teacher Ben Wray decided that the school’s IT equipment was a little outdated and being an academy has enabled the 
school to find the funds to give their systems an overhaul.

Their ICT suite has become a media centre, with the children now using new laptops in classes, which they can use on the move around school thanks to WiFi.

The media studio has a green screen which children can use to present their own radio and TV shows and add in the animation afterwards on their new Apple Macs.

School business manager Tammy Richards said: “The idea for the whole school to learn how to do media editing and sound recording is a fantastic thing for the children and they have been so enthusiatic. They will be able to get more out of their IT curriculum as well.”

 

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