Blackburn, UK – 27th July 2022 – Promethean has collaborated with National Broadband Ireland (NBI) on the very first ‘Imagine the Future’ competition, which invited rural schools from across the country to create a piece of original art to be in with the chance of winning a Promethean ActivPanel for their school.
Nearly 700 schools in rural Ireland were encouraged to take part in the competition, which highlights the transformative impact connectivity and edtech can have on teaching and learning in remote schools.
Following the first round of judging, shortlisted schools attended a day packed full of interactive sessions and exciting team-building activities, which culminated in an awards ceremony to reveal the competition winner.
Crowned first ever winner of the ‘Imagine the Future’ competition, Boheshill School in Glencar, County Kerry, is now set to benefit from a brand-new ActivPanel, installation, and additional support from Promethean.
Competition guest judge and Promethean’s Territory Manager for Ireland, Samantha Ecock, shares her thoughts on the collaboration: “This is another excellent example of an outreach project which has positive implications for the wider community. We are really impressed with NBI’s ambition to present schools in rural Ireland with inspiring opportunities, made possible through connectivity and the internet.
“At Promethean, we believe every school should have access to the best technology, and that geography shouldn’t present a barrier. Therefore, we’re looking forward to bringing the ActivPanel’s innovative learning experiences, enhanced by the internet, to Boheshill School.”
Peter Hendrick, CEO of NBI, explained the organisation’s motivations behind the collaboration and hopes for the future: “When we were searching for a collaborative partner, Promethean’s name continued to bubble up as an innovator in education technology and provider of robust support programmes which assist schools on their edtech journeys.
“We’re already looking forward to our next competition, which will enable us to take our ambitions for reaching rural Ireland even further. Thank you, Promethean, for being part of the competition, and working with us to spread the importance of how the most valuable learning experiences are underpinned by quality technology and connectivity.”