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Selby High School

Selby High School

Selby High School receives commendation for ICT facilities

On Thursday 10th July Selby High school were invited to attend the Education Business Awards, the Awards held at The Grange Hotel in London recognise successful investment in education, Selby High school were shortlisted for the ICT Facility Award, awarded to the educational establishment in the UK that has made outstanding progress in the provision of a first class environment for the teaching of ICT and related subjects.

ICT lessons at Selby High were formerly held in an external rear annex that was difficult to keep cool in summer and hampered by restricted natural light. A new investment has taken the school to the forefront of interactive classroom technology. The Hemingway Suite, named in honour of long serving ICT manager Malcolm Hemingway, houses 100 PC stations in three distinct areas, identified by screen savers in green, yellow and blue. The room can be used for simultaneous sessions, for three different year groups if required, or for a total classroom lesson for up to a hundred. Using a laptop PC or an iPad, the teaching team can watch students’ screens and display any on one or more of the big screen monitors. They can also talk privately to any student via on-screen text.

Malcolm Hemingway attended the Awards on behalf of the school and accepted a commendation.