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Grenfell replacement school is kitted out with the latest technology from international education technology provider for a fresh start in Kensington.
Manchester based educational technology specialists, Prowise UK, have supplied Kensington Aldridge Academy with new technologies for their temporary facility.
Twenty military volunteers completed the installation, that typically takes 12 weeks, on 15 September so students started the academic year with as little disruption to their education as possible.
In the aftermath of the Grenfell Tower fire, the nearby Kensington Aldridge Academy was closed following Health and Safety concerns, so a temporary building in Kensington has been built by the Education & Skills Funding Agency (ESFA).
The military volunteer team have installed more than sixty 75-inch mobile interactive screens to the academy for all teaching and learning areas on the new site.
Matt Daly, Director of Prowise UK, said: “We are committed to helping the education environment flourish in any way we can, we believe this starts with technology and it is our honour to be involved in such an important project to maintain these students’ education remains steady.
“The high calibre screens we have kitted the school out with have been placed in the teaching and learning areas – this was no mean feat as the two storey Portakabin structure has no lifts!”
The solution also includes a state-of-the-art, cloud based software package that will allow teachers and pupils to access clever, interactive learning resources, no matter where they are on the campus.
Prowise will also provide long-term technical and practical support for all teaching staff so that they will be able to make full use of the innovative features.
Quentin Stokes, Prowise Learning Specialist, said: “It has been a real privilege to support this project. When Matt Clegg approached me, I knew we could help ESFA to achieve an exciting, innovative interactive solution. When we began approaching some of our partners for help we were delighted with the positive support, including the MOD and TalkTalk”
Naomi Daly, Head of IT Asset Management at TalkTalk, said “With our head office so close to Grenfell Tower, there is no-one within the business who hasn’t been touched by what has happened. From day one we have been doing our best to support our local community through these difficult times, and when Prowise approached us for help we were determined to do all we could. It’s just a small gesture but we’re glad that the students at KAA have been able to start the new school year with some of the latest educational equipment and connectivity.”
This project has been put together by Prowise UK and the ESFA in partnership with Gaia Technologies, TalkTalk and the Ministry of Defence (MOD).
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