Pupils get switched on in new suite

Pupils are switching on to an improved learning environment thanks to their new IT suite.

Wansbeck First School in Ashington celebrated its brand new Dragon of Knowledge ICT suite with the help of Bothal Ward county councillor Lynne Grimshaw, at an official opening ceremony last week.

Coun Grimshaw said: “Wansbeck First School is a happy and vibrant learning community and I was struck not only by the warm welcome I received but also the palpable sense of excitement and pride amongst pupils.”

The Dragon of Knowledge ICT Suite will seat 30 children at computers, complemented by iPads.

Principal Andy Roberts said: “We believe the ICT innovation we can offer here at Wansbeck will be unique amongst first schools throughout Northumberland.

“The Ashington Learning Partnership continues to provide the very best learning facilities for our pupils and their families.

“We would encourage the families of our learners to take up opportunities for after school hours family learning based in the Dragon of Knowledge suite in the near future.”