Case study

Making the move to Mac at
Great Bridge Primary School

When Great Bridge Primary School decided they wanted an all-purpose, no-hassle Mac suite, we set them up with 15 iMacs, an Apple Xserve for administration and a collection of creative software that would kick start young pupils’ interest in IT without forcing a steep learning curve on staff. We also helped them set up Parallels Desktop, a desktop virtualisation solution that would let the school use their Windows software on the new Macs.

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Why did they come to us?
The teachers at Great Bridge Primary School wanted their IT equipment to be more fun for pupils and less hassle for teachers. Deputy head, Marie Fellows, who had already seen the benefits of using Apple computers in a previous school, suggested that Great Bridge turn to Mac.

What did they need?
A suite of all-purpose computers that would be easy for staff to manage and fun for the school’s students to use.

How did we help?
We set Great Bridge up with 15 iMacs, all loaded with iLife and iWork software suites, and an Apple Xserve to manage them all. We also sourced still and video cameras and creative software like Comic Life, so students could start creating their own videos.

What were the benefits?
The school now has a suite of up-to-date, reliable Macs that pupils can use across the curriculum, and which staff can manage with minimal effort. Staff can also use the cameras and creative software to get pupils involved in engaging, creative projects and promote teamwork

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Who are Great Bridge Primary School? Arrow

Great Bridge Primary School are a nursery and primary school complex which forms part of the 15-school-strong Tipton Learning Community.

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