It's been a busy year so far.
Schools opt for Soltech IT
Since the turn of the year, 13 new primary schools have selected Soltech IT as their ICT support provider of choice.
Already these schools are reducing their ICT expenditure, applying for, and gaining grant funding with our help.
Computing Curriculum Loan Boxes
Schools are reaping the rewards of our curriculum loan boxes which are full of gadgets, games and apps designed to meet the needs of the new computing curriculum.
The schools we support have now gained in excess of £120,000 of grant funding since September 2014 and we are confident of hitting our target of gaining more than £200,000 of funding for our schools by the end of the school year in July.
With our help, schools have also benefitted from other initiatives this year, such as, free Raspberry Pi's, free trees for schools, free solar panels, free cereal for breakfast clubs and much more....
Since the begining of January we have donated 150 education 'Yobot' robots to schools throughout, BANES, North Somerset, Bristol, South Gloucestershire, Wiltshire and Somerset.
In April we will continue our 'giving back to schools campaign' by donating a choice of Yobots, Apple TV's or Tablet PC's to the schools we support.
The Minister of State for Digital Matt Hancock said: “Our Cyber Schools programme aims to inspire the talent of tomorrow and give thousands of the brightest young minds the chance to learn cutting-edge cyber security skills alongside their secondary school studies. I encourage all those with the aptitude, enthusiasm and passion for a cyber security career to register for what will be a challenging and rewarding scheme.”
From those who register their interest, students (aged between 14-18) will be selected for the programme via a pre-entry assessment. Teachers and industry experts are also being encouraged to get involved and register their interest in working with the programme.
For more information and to register your interest please visit HERE
For advice and guidance on business and education cyber security, please visit our website or pop us an email on firstname.lastname@example.org / 0117 2140 299.
"We have learnt that when children suffer from long-term illness, their corresponding isolation from friends makes it harder for them to recover and to come back to school when they feel better. We are also aware that developing speech and social skills is just as important as following the curriculum. When they are not a part of the social scene, children miss out on important learning through play and interaction.At No Isolation, the purpose of our technology is to help people alleviate the feeling of loneliness. We want to develop tools for the groups that need more than generic solutions. AV1 helps children with long-term illness to stay in touch with their friends, keep up with their education, and secure that crucial link to everyday life."
This fantastic concept's primary goal is to reduce loneliness amongst children suffering from long term health issues, however, the idea can only be a positive for their education and social skills. The AV-1 robot, which is controlled by the child through an app, allows the child to join in from a hospital bed or sofa at home. The robot acts as the 'eyes, ears and voice' of the child, with a blinking light ti signal when they want to say something and the ability to turn 360' to see and speak to the whole class.
For more information check out the No Isolation website.