eSchools is an Intel linked schools programme which enables our local linked schools to avail of the latest wireless technology. Students and teachers use wireless laptops to access the internet from anywhere in the school allows them to incorporate more technology into the teaching and learning process.
Tuesday, December 9th, saw the formal launch of Intels eSchools programme at Scoil Bhride, Leixlip. The event was opened by school principal Donal Fallon who praised Intel for this exciting new initiative as well as all the work they do with Scoil Bhride such as planting shrubs and painting classrooms and playgrounds through the Intel Involved employee volunteer programme.
The launch was attended by Intel’s Education Specialist and eSchools programme owner Gerry Nolan who noted the importance of technology for education, “New technologies will continue to change the world in ways we cannot even imagine yet. In order to thrive in this knowledge-based economy our young people must be equipped with 21st century skills.” He went on to praise the teachers of Scoil Bhride, in particular Aoife Mc Manus, Brendan O’Sullivan, Ger Brangan for their dedication to the programme and knowledge of computers which has been a key factor in the success of this initiative.
Intel has been involved in Education since it first came to Ireland in 1989 and this involvement has increased dramatically in the past several years. We collaborate with leaders from education, government, industry, academia and research organisations to design and deliver a range of programmes at primary and secondary level promoting Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.
The launch concluded with a tour of the classrooms where students showcased some of the innovative projects they have been working on using computers. It was also announced that Scoil San Carlo, Leixlip is to be the second school to benefit from the Intel eSchools Scheme.
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