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Senator for South Australia

Media Release
24 April 2017

Makin school to boost digital literacy skills

North Ingle School in the Commonwealth Electoral Division of Makin is set to receive additional funding to support a recent upgrade of its digital network infrastructure, as part of a nation-wide digital literacy program run by the Turnbull Government.

Senator Fawcett announced North Ingle School would receive $50,000 through the Digital Literacy School Grants Program.

“This is about making sure our students get the support and skills they need for the future,” Senator Fawcett said.

“Congratulations to North Ingle School which has been selected from almost 1800 applications for this funding which goes to show the potential of their project.

“North Ingle School’s project combines teacher professional learning with consultation and mentoring from experts in education and industry, in addition to the purchase of key resources.

“I’m looking forward to seeing how this project helps North Ingle School build the digital skills of their students and sparks an interest in broader important fields like science, technology, engineering and mathematics.”

Senator Fawcett said $4 million had been allocated to the program as part of the Turnbull Government’s $50.6 million commitment to help Australian teachers and students embrace the digital age.

“It is great to see local schools engaging with cutting edge technology and ensuring our students are well-equipped for the future,” Senator Fawcett said.

“I encourage all schools in my paired electorates of Makin and Kingston who missed out on this round of funding to apply for the next round which opens in the middle of this year.

“We’re committed to ensuring that each student, no matter where they live in Australia, has a strong knowledge of STEM.”

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