Hi-tech helpers for Picton Public School

Aug 1, 2011 by

Learning just got a whole lot more exciting for the students of Picton Public School's KM and 6B classes, thanks to the addition of interactive whiteboards. Picton Public School students and teachers thanked the Veolia Mulwaree Trust at a special assembly in July, for the funding of $14,447.40 for the two new interactive whiteboards. The grant matched funds raised by the school's hardworking Parents and Friends Committee providing four new interactive whiteboards at the school, bring the total number to 11.

Principal Lyn Fraser said with the support of Veolia Mulwaree Trust more students had the chance to learn through in

teractive technology.

“We were very pleased to show our gratitude at our assembly and to also demonstrate the interactive whiteboard in the classroom. Through the support of the Veolia Mulwaree Trust, more Picton Public School students have been given the opportunity to be involved with cutting edge technology which opens up the world to them,” Mrs Fraser said.

P and C program coordinator, Donna Duck, said “every year we raise money to purchase as many of the boards as we can – they are $7000 each so we are very lucky to have been given these two. What's really good about it is that it draws out kids who don't normally like to participate in group activities and gives them a fun way to get involved and they actually want to participate.”

The Veolia Mulwaree Trust has been delighted to be able to provide a grant to such an active Parents and Friends Committee and positive school community.