One of the Norwich's Schools has been appreciated for supporting students get a grip of the latest computer technology, marking the third national accolade it has secured in a term. The 'Becta' ICT mark in recognition for the school's ICT work, which includes praise for giving seven to 11 year olds a laptop, and students setting up a lunchtime radio station, was awarded to Lakenham Primary School.
The school has invested heavily in new technology since it was opened in 2007, integrating that equipment into the way it delivers the curriculum, as well as school administration. Some of the steps that put Lakenham at the forefront of modern day learning included full wireless capability throughout the school, interactive whiteboards, video conferencing facilities, and students voting systems. Assessors spoke with teachers, support staff, governors, parents and children when considering the award submission and were impressed with the way that the school had provided laptops for each child at the key stage-two level to help their learning.