(Blackburn, 14th April 2015) – Cavendish Community Primary School in Manchester has upgraded its interactive whiteboards to the ActivPanel™ – the latest interactive flat panel display system from global education technology company, Promethean.

With a focus on creating more collaborative learning experiences and providing pupils with robust instructional delivery in education environments, Cavendish upgraded all ten classrooms to the ActivPanel.  Nicola Kennedy, School Business Manager said: “The move from ActivBoards to ActivPanels was extremely easy for us. ActivInspire™ software is supplied as standard with both systems, which means our teachers could still use all of the same lessons they had created previously – with the additional benefit of using the latest interactive surface for engaging students.”

Offering a stunning, high-definition screen combined with award-winning ActivInspire software, the ActivPanel has given Cavendish teachers a powerful teaching tool to deliver interactive, multimedia lessons, which increases student engagement. “Teaching staff have praised the complete solution of the ActivPanel and ActivInspire software as invaluable. They are easy to use by both staff and students, and students are excited to learn,” explained Nicola.

With unique ActivGlide™ technology, the ActivPanel glass surface eliminates the risk of finger burn and enables content to be viewed with great clarity – even at wide viewing angles.

Available in 55”, 65”, 70” high-definition and 84” ultra-high-definition displays, the ActivPanel facilitates collaborative learning opportunities and interactive teaching for all classroom sizes. According to Nicola, this is a real benefit: “Feedback from teachers so far is that the ActivPanels make content crystal clear on the screen. HD picture quality has made a massive difference to the experience and makes it easier for pupils to see and interact with more detailed content. The quality of the presentation is very important, and teachers have found it directly relates to students’ motivation and engagement levels.”

Supporting a full-range of learning experiences, including whole class, individual, duo, small-team and multi-team classwork, the ActivPanel allows the whole class to simultaneously share ideas, practise team-based problem solving and manipulate images.

In addition to ActivInspire software as standard, which has been optimised for use on the ActivPanel interface, Cavendish Community Primary can also access Promethean Planet’s 90,000+ free teaching resources and online professional development, and have been known to say they “couldn’t live without it.”

Supplied and installed by Promethean reseller partner, Elementary Technology, Nicola continued: “Elementary Technology have been excellent at guiding us through the selection of the right collaborative solutions for our teaching environments. As promised, all the panels were delivered, installed and working in the timeframe agreed, there were no glitches and a very professional service was received, as ever.”

Ian Curtis, Promethean’s Head of Western Europe, Africa & ANZ, concluded: “Creating a more collaborative approach to learning is something we are real advocates of at Promethean. The ActivPanel, combined with ActivInspire software, is designed to do just this – create powerful and collaborative learning opportunities. Importantly, our advanced technology solutions are supported by an approved network of reseller partners, like Elementary Technology, giving schools even greater peace of mind when making their investments.”

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About Promethean
Promethean (LSE: PRW) is a global education company that improves learning productivity by developing, integrating and implementing innovative 21st century learning environments that help make everyone more engaged, empowered and successful. Headquartered in the UK, with a US office in Atlanta, Georgia, Promethean World Plc. is listed on the main market of the London Stock Exchange. More information about Promethean is available at www.PrometheanWorld.com.

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