Winners of the ASUS Classroom Innovation Awards

January 19, 2011 // 8:40 a.m.

ASUS Reveal Classroom Innovation Award Winners



Classroom Innovation, education Guardian’s ICT hub for schools supported by ASUS, is delighted to announce the winners of the Classroom Innovation Awards where one primary and one secondary school have won £7,500 worth of ASUS ICT equipment for their school.



The Classroom Innovation Awards finalists' videos have all been showcased on the ASUS stand during last week’s BETT Show, 12-15 January 2011 and six short-listed schools have been in attendance at the stand to talk about how they have used technology to excite and encourage pupils in new and innovative ways of learning.



During the show visitors to the ASUS stand have been asked to select a primary and a secondary winner from the entries on display. The six schools present at the show were:



Primary School category:

* St Mary’s Catholic

* St Thomas RC

* West Dean CE



Secondary School category:

* King Edward VI

* Croesyceiliog

* Clevedon School



Over 1000 votes were recorded during the show and individual schools worked very hard to drive and encourage voting. All the votes have been counted and the winners are:



In the Primary Sector: West Dean Church of England Primary School



And for the Secondary Sector: Croesyceiliog School



Richard Doughty, Classroom Innovation Editor, commented on the Awards that they “have not only clearly demonstrated the excellent and creative use of technology in the classroom, but the level of engagement and participation at the BETT Show has been first-rate. Congratulations to the two winning schools.”



John Swatton, Marketing Manager at ASUS agreed and further advised “ASUS have enjoyed a very successful BETT Show and have been delighted to host the Classroom Innovation Awards. We look forward to sustaining our dialogue with practitioners in the world of education in the future and specifically we look forward to working closely with the winning schools.”



Gill Moss, head teacher for West Dean has expressed her “absolute delight with this result! West Dean CE Primary School is only a small school but we have a talented and dedicated team of staff, children, parents and governors, as well as plenty of friends in the community, who help us to achieve great things for our children. Winning this national competition will help us to make a difference to children in our school and in other communities too, and will strengthen our international links. My thanks go to everyone who voted for our entry, to the team of people who attended the event and to Andy Dobson who led this bid and masterminded a way to enhance our exciting project with Las Posas by means of new technological skills”.



Alessio Bernardelli, Deputy Team Leader of Science for Croesyceiliog School said: “Winning the Guardian Classroom Innovation Awards is simply amazing, because we know we were up against other fantastic projects. We would like to thank all the people who supported and believed in our project and especially ASUS for their overwhelming generosity, which will allow us to continue to engage even more regularly in projects like this one!”



Further information about each of the winning schools and their winning videos can be found at:



www.guardian.co.uk/classroom-innovation



techinstyle.tv/news/classroom-innovation-award-winners



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Notes to Editors



We are able to organise interviews with the Marketing Specialists for ASUS UK and with the winning schools. Please contact the press office to request an appointment.



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