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Redhill Primary School: a class act
by Graham Jones


‘I’m quite used to making all the usual pleas for equipment and we collect every voucher going for computers, like the Tesco ones.’
Mrs Noel-Storr
Head of Redhill Primary School
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Somewhere in Telford, there is a father with a guilty secret. Every time he stands up to give a business presentation he is hiding an embarrassing truth from his colleagues. The fact is, until his six-year-old daughter taught him how to use Microsoft PowerPoint, he did not know much about this presentation program. Even more amazing is the fact that his little girl is not a
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computing genius; she is just like any other child in her school.

Redhill School Many of the five to eleven-year-old children at Redhill Primary School, Priorslee, Telford, can use Microsoft PowerPoint skilfully – because they use it regularly. Added to this, they use Microsoft Word, Microsoft Publisher and access the Internet without any qualms whatsoever. To the children in this Midlands school, computing technology is just a normal part of their day. They see it as a tool, much like a book or a pencil.

Redhill Primary School stands out like a beacon amongst most British schools, because of its enlightened approach to information technology (IT). Head teacher Mrs Jenny Noel-Storr believes that, computing should just be an integral part of the everyday world of school, rather than a separate subject.

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