PUPILS at a Flintshire primary school have had their learning experiences enhanced courtesy of a donation from housing giants Redrow.

St John The Baptist School in Penymynydd has installed two interactive white boards thanks to a £1,000 donation from the Ewloe-based developers.

The money was allocated from Redrow’s voluntary community fund of £10,000, which was available to groups and good causes in Penymynydd and surrounding villages.

St John The Baptist School applied for funds to enable them to provide up to date technology, that would mean children at all levels of ability will be able to use.

Anna Stephens, headteacher, said: “In such a small community school, with 113 pupils between the ages of three and eleven, it’s really important for us to improve communication, team working and confidence in our pupils.”

Now the whiteboards are up and working, children can work collaboratively on classroom activities with several students being able to work on onscreen content at any one time.

Pupils can brainstorm, present, work through an experiment and engage with learning games, while the touch screens are boosting enthusiasm and engagement as the children are actively learning.

“Touchscreens can bring greater inclusivity into the classroom, as they support kinesthetic, visual and auditory learners,” Mrs Stephens said.

“They can be used for every stage of the lesson, from the introduction, to independent activities and onto the plenary.”

Jason Newton, sales director at Redrow Homes (North West) added: “Redrow’s community funds are set up to support communities in the areas where we build and we’ve been pleased to help a variety of good causes and all age groups, young and old.”

Boards have been installed in both of the school’s infant classrooms.

For more details about Millstone View, see www.redrow.co.uk/millstone, call 01244 432832 or visit the sales centre, open daily.