Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Western Schools advance to round 2 of Flow in My School Technology Competion

Three Schools in Western Jamaica will try to win the hearts of audiences across the island as the make their debut on Flow TV’s newest series – ‘Flow In My School’ during the month of November.

The three schools - Corinaldi Avenue Primary, Herbert Morrison Technical High and St. Elizabeth Technical High School are semi-finalists in the Flow In My School Technology Competition and are  in the running with 11 other schools from the Corporate Area and St. Catherine, to win the grand prize of an upgraded computer lab.

The competition is a part of Flow’s Flagship Corporate Social Responsibility initiative in which they power over 140 schools across the island with free commercial grade Internet and digital Cable in a bid to enhance the schools teaching and learning environments.
Students of Corinaldi Avenue Primary School performing their cultural piece for the Flow In My School TV series.  The school will make its debut on Sunday, November 18 at 6 pm on Flow TV, channel 100.

 “There is such a diverse range of semi-finalist schools in the competition, and we are particularly pleased that Flow is able to offer the broadband technology that drives the innovation behind many of the activities you will see in this TV show.   We are also grateful to our partners at the Ministry of Education, HP, Microsoft and the Jamaica Observer who recognized the value of this initiative and did not hesitate to come on board,” said Denise Williams, director of corporate and government affairs at Columbus Communications Jamaica Limited, operators of Flow.

“We also hope that Jamaica will tune in each week and root for their favourite school in this new and exciting series that will air each Sunday on Flow TV,” added Williams.

The grand prize for the two winning schools will include eight all-in-one HP computers, an electronic Mimio white board as well as individual prizes including a laptop and tablets.

The other schools that have advanced to the next round are Windward Road Primary and Junior High, Campion College, Allman Town Primary, Angels Primary, Braeton Primary and Junior High, St. Andrew High School, Harbour View Primary, Jesse Ripoll Primary, Rollington Town Primary, Waterford Primary and Meadowbrook High.

Flow in My School airs each Sunday at 6pm on Flow TV Channel 100 with a repeat on Wednesdays. The series showcases how schools across Jamaica are using technology to revolutionize the teaching and  learning process, as well as the creative and exciting ways they celebrated Jamaica 50.

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