This week has seen the delivery of 30 Chromebooks for us to use and test until we break up for half-term. It’s all part of our longer-term plan to roll them out across the School.

Junior School are the lucky ones who are trialling them over the next few weeks. As a school we already use Google Classroom to help with classwork, homework and revision, so it makes perfect sense for us to move to the next stage and begin to use Chromebooks in lessons.

Lesley Reynolds, Acting Head of Derby Grammar School said: “Using the Chromebooks enables us access online resources more effectively in the classroom, and means the pupils become more responsible for researching and investigating to support curriculum work. They are perfect for individual and group work.

We are looking forward to reviewing how they have been used and assessing the benefit at the end of the trial period. If successful we will then plan a phased roll out across both Junior and Senior Schools.”

One example of how they are helping learning is in Mrs Hamilton’s Year 5 Geography class where the boys have investigated Niagara Falls and will soon be taking a virtual flyover the Grand Canyon in the USA.