The world is becoming more technologically driven every day. At St Mary’s we are playing our part in this digital revolution. We have a long digital tradition in the school. Some people may remember the original Computer Room located in the old school at the Mercy Convent and how it was regarded as being very progressive at the time. A state-of-the-art Computer Room was officially opened at our school in 2010.
We have a dedicated Digital Committee comprising pupils, parents and staff. Pupils are encouraged to engage in digital learning activities during the academic year and we are fortunate to have a wide collection of resources available to classes of all ages throughout the school. Pupils have been involved in photography, videography, green screen, augmented reality, virtual reality, scratch, Bee Bots, Blue Bots, Pro Bots, Ino Bots, film production, flipped classroom, 3D printing, Lego Boost and microbits, to name but a few.
In 2014, following a great effort on the part of pupils, staff and parents, we were fortunate to receive a Digital Schools of Distinction award. Our flag raising ceremony was a proud moment for all concerned.
We hosted our first Digital Fair in 2017 and since then we have been building upon its success, so much so that it has now become an annual public event. The occasion provides an opportunity for pupils to showcase in a hands-on way how different types of technology have been utilised in the school over the course of the academic year.