The education division of Fujitsu in collaboration with Intel have launched a Fujitsu/Intel Innovation Hub at The Telford Park School as part of their Ambassador programme. The Hub has been equipped with modern Fujitsu mobile Laptops and decorated to provider a social atmosphere for learning with Bar Stools, and bean bags branded in the corporate colleges of both companies distinctive Red (Fujitsu) and Blue (Intel).
The Hub will be used to support pupils from the local community in developing digital skills in the area of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics).
Whilst under control of the school, activities will also be supported by the Tablet Academy, a renowned Teacher Training and Pupil Engagement company, also based at the School. Such activities will include the use of LEGO, VEX and other creative technology to introduce robotics as well as supporting the newly launched Duke of York Inspiring Digital Enterprise Award scheme. The scheme is the brainchild of HRH Price Andrew, Duke of York, and is a national project that helps young people badge their brilliance to receive awards in a similar way to his Father’s Duke of Edinburgh Award.
Through the Microsoft Imagine Academy programme, the school will also use the Hub to help develop skills of pupils who wish to take Microsoft Certified programmes such as becoming a Microsoft Office Specialist.
“This is a fantastic resource for Telford Park School the wider community. We are looking forward to working with teachers, pupils and parents from Telford Park School and others across Telford & Wrekin in supporting young people in developing their 21st Century Skills” said Professor Steve Molyneux, CEO of Tablet Academy and International Professor of Education Leadership at Lamar University in Texas.
We are delighted to be part of the Fujitsu Ambassador programme. This programme enables the Telford Park School to collaborate with educators such as ‘Tablet Academy’ to drive transformational change in the classroom through the use of technology.
Mrs H Rigby – Head of School