Myddelton College awarded Microsoft Showcase School status for sixth time

Myddelton College has been recognised for the sixth consecutive year as a Microsoft Showcase School

Myddelton College has been recognised for the sixth consecutive year as a Microsoft Showcase School.

The independent school in Denbigh is the only school in north Wales with the accolade and has received it every year since it was founded in 2016.

Deputy headmaster Ian Lloyd, who teaches maths and computer science, commented on their use of Microsoft Teams and One Note technology: “It really is a fantastic tool for teaching and because all apps and resources are saved in one place it means that there is no need for lots of different books and equipment to be brought to lessons – or for homework excuses.

“It also means that when our students leave Myddelton College they are fully equipped for the worlds of work and academia.

“It is something we embraced from the start, using the program from the day the school opened because it provided us with a unique method of delivering lessons.

“It came into its own during the lockdown when our students, from the Vale of Clwyd to Mexico and China, were able to enjoy lessons together – we didn’t miss a lesson, the high standards didn’t drop and that’s been recognised by Microsoft.

“We’re part of Microsoft’s global community of schools which provides fantastic opportunities for working with schools around the world – and with a simultaneous translation service, there is no language barrier.”

The Teams system, part of the Office 365 suite, is the cornerstone of their teaching. They also use an educational version of Minecraft, which allows students to make use of a virtual laboratory.

Microsoft’s vice president, Anthony Salcito, said: “Microsoft Showcase Schools are truly transforming learning and providing more personalised education to students, empowering them to achieve more.

“Your resilience, creativity and innovation continue to inspire students and empower them to achieve more.”

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