The Importance of Information and Communication Technology

Information and communication technology (ICT) prepares pupils to participate in a rapidly changing world in which work and other activities are increasingly transformed by access to varied and developing technology.  Pupils use ICT tools to find, explore, analyse, exchange and present information responsibly, creatively and with discrimination.  They learn how to employ ICT to enable rapid access to ideas and experiences from a wide range of people, communities and cultures.  Increased capability in the use of ICT promotes initiative and independent learning, with pupils being able to make informed judgements about when and where to use ICT to best effect, and to consider its implications for home and work both now and in the future.

Objectives in ICT are:

  • To be able to find things out using various sources
  • To be able to develop ideas and make things happen
  • To exchange and share information
  • To be able to review, modify and evaluate their work as it progresses


  • Graphics
  • Text
  • Multi-media
  • Data bases
  • Websites
  • Email and messaging
  • Controlling and modelling

We have a variety of equipment in school for children to develop their skills including laptops, desktops, iPads, Nintendo DS's, roamers, cameras, video cameras and Coombers.