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Ireland is entering the digital age with robots in the classrooms

Attymass National School in Co Mayo - a model for creativity and innovation
  • February 21, 2018 13:00, 2280 impressions
  • Author Olya Georgieva
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As a two-teacher rural school with only 42 children, Attymass National School shows what can be achieved using technology. The school aims to enable children to interact with a computer by programming in a way more entertaining and interesting approach and with this to create a generation of people who think their way through situations and problems.

The Attymass National School is part of a strategy to make digital technology a central part of teaching and learning across the country. That is to say that creativity, innovation and new technology are the cornerstones of the Action Plan for Education 2018. Under the Action plan, the new School Excellence Fund aims to support clusters of schools to undertake innovative projects in areas such as digital technology and creativity and to encourage "computational thinking" among the children.