Harlow Primary pupils are being given ICT lessons in a specialist technology school.

Primary pupils are being given ICT lessons in a specialist technology school.

IN an effort to improve lessons in computer skills, Roydon Primary Academy, has teamed up with fellow BMAT school BMAT STEM Academy, in Harlow.

Now, the whole ICT curriculum will be taught to the primary school pupils in the specialist STEM – science, technology, engineering and maths – facility.

Headteacher Michael Clark said: “Over a period of five weeks, each class from Roydon will go along to BMAT STEM Academy to cover their ICT curriculum. In the primary curriculum, we cover word processing, Power Point, Publisher and e-safety.

“We are looking to spend the year fundraising for our own ICT suite at Roydon, but in the meantime we want to give our pupils the best possible experience and we can do that at BMAT STEM Academy.

“Our pupils will have a whole day of high-quality ICT lessons, which will cover the curriculum for the term.”

Pupils will have one lesson per term to cover their curriculum.

Mr Clark said: “This will be amazing.

“It is a really good example of us making use of the resources available to us within the Trust. We are a small school which does not have the same resources that bigger schools have. But, BMAT STEM Academy is happy to share their resources with us.”

The school will soon receive a donation of 30 free laptops which will be used to start up a coding club.

Lisa Tooley, head of school at BMAT STEM Academy, said: “We are thrilled to be able to offer our amazing facilities to all children within our Trust family, regardless of their age.

“This may be a provision the young children in our Trust will one day attend and building the fundamental skills to be successful in all areas of STEM is vital, whatever their age.”

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