2020 Bailie ICT Microgrant Award Winner Announced
By Ballyclare High School on 30 November, 2020
Miss R Bell of the Physics department in Ballyclare High School has been announced as the first winner of the Bailie ICT Microgrant Award. This scheme is designed to encourage and promote innovative use of ICT at grassroots classroom level with the aim of having a positive impact on the pupils’ learning. Miss Bell applied to use the microgrant to purchase a variety of stylus touch pens and tablet connection peripherals, which will enable her to use her handheld device to help teach remotely and more efficiently during the Covid 19 restrictions.
The award is sponsored by former head boy Mr Fergus Bailie, himself an innovative business man, who has pioneered many new technologies in his role as CEO in The Baird Group. The Baird Group was founded in 1864 and has transformed from a collection of printing and packaging companies into a group of collaborative, specialist agencies and consultancies providing communication services including Digital, Creative, Marketing, Training, Print management and PR. The Baird Group currently employs 325 staff across the UK.
Mr G Shaw, the current ICT strategy leader in school, commented that “The Bailie Microgrant Award is a superb initiative that gives all teachers and departments in school a little bit of a financial boost to go about purchasing new hardware or software that will initiate deeper learning in our pupils and ultimately help them achieve in their external examinations”. The next award will take place at Easter and already is hotly applied for.