Bailie ICT Microgrant Award

By Ballyclare High School on 16 December, 2022


GAreth Shaw ICT BAllyclare High School

Jenifer McCluney of the Biology department in Ballyclare High School has been announced as the seventh winner of the Bailie Microgrant Award. This scheme is designed to encourage and promote innovative use of ICT at grassroots classroom level that will have a positive impact on the pupils’ learning. Mrs McCluney applied to use the microgrant to purchase a digital microscope, which will enable her to show experiments to the classroom pupils on the large whiteboard. The award is sponsored by former pupil Mr Bailie, himself an innovative business man, who has pioneering new technologies in his business. Mr G Shaw, the 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.