A lesson in thinking smart
ST Aidan's primary school in Enniscorthy, Co Wexford, has anticipated the so-called Smart Economy -- possibly by several decades -- and decided to take matters into its own hands. Or rather into its pupils' hands.
Inspired by a UK pilot scheme sponsored by Apple, in which children learn by using hand-held touch iPods, principal Peter Creedon decided this was just the thing for St Aidan's. However, he decided there must be an iPod for every child in the two fourth classes, not just the few devices supplied by Apple.
Somehow the money was raised and the project has been such a success that the school is extending it to other classes.