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NZ schools our windows to the future

30 Jun 16

What does the school of the future look like? That's the question that New Era and Microsoft New Zealand posed to students and teachers around the country. 

Schools across New Zealand responded with ideas from 'homework helper lunch boxes' to 'learning helmets', using Microsoft technology to showcase their visions of the future.

Room 29 from Owairoa School were the grand prize winners taking home an HP Sprout 3D All-in-One Computer. While Uenuku from Glenbrook School were awarded the innovation and creativity award winning themselves an HP Stream 13" Notebook and Xbox One Minecraft Bundle.

Tony Gilbert, education and client services manager at New Era, says he was thrilled with the quality and creativity demonstrated by both Glenbrook and Owairoa. 

"The appeal for us was the spectrum of innovation, forward thinking and practical application of the ideas. We thought the presentations were outstanding. Having the students talk confidently and authentically about their own inventions was the real icing on the cake. Special mention must also go to the teachers that have created an environment where these students can express their creativity and explore technology to create meaning – outstanding stuff," says Gilbert. 

"We can't wait to see what you create next."

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