Case Study

From Art Contest to Tech Hub: St Patricks Primary

Denise Crouch

Denise Crouch

In May 2011, ten-year-old Verity from St Patrick’s Catholic Primary School secured the first place in the nationwide Happy Art Competition. Her artwork, chosen from 7,844 entries, not only earned her a coveted netbook but also granted her classroom a new ChargeLite™ laptop charging trolley (formally known as ClassBuddy™), along with five additional netbooks.

Verity's winning artwork, portraying 'something that makes her happy,' now adorns the front doors of the ChargeLite™ as a lasting testament to her artistic talent. Olivia Paton, Headteacher at St Patrick’s Catholic Primary School, expressed pride, “Our pupils and teachers adore the ClassBuddy™, particularly Verity's drawing that greets us daily."

Educators at St Patrick’s Catholic Primary School appreciate the ChargeLite™ not only for its aesthetic appeal but also for its user-friendly design. Olivia notes, “Teachers find it easy to use, with straightforward netbook storage and hassle-free mobility. The simplicity of plugging in netbooks for charging, with neatly stored AC adaptors, adds to its appeal."

Safety is a priority, and the whole ChargeLite™ range aligns with these concerns. Olivia highlights, “Its single power lead minimises tripping hazards, and the CE Certification instils confidence. The computers securely rest on storage shelves, safeguarding them during transportation."

Netbooks have become integral to literacy lessons at St Patrick’s Catholic Primary School. Olivia remarks, “For reluctant writers, especially SEN pupils, using netbooks has proven invaluable. The ChargeLite™ has become a motivator, offering a reward system for good behaviour and hard work."

With the ChargeLite™ charging trolley, St Patrick’s Catholic Primary School empowers students to use netbooks in any classroom, fostering early ICT skill development. Olivia concludes, “Encouraging children to use computers from a young age is essential. The ChargeLite™ offers a safe and user-friendly storage solution — a recommendation for any school."

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