Transforming learning in Honiton

New ICT Centre opens at Honiton Community College.

A new state-of-the-art ICT and Media Centre is helping to transform learning for students in Honiton.

The ICT Centre at Honiton Community College, which includes video editing equipment, specialist computer software and a green-screen, was officially opened by town mayor, Councillor Vernon Whitlock, last week.

The new equipment can be used for video, photography, graphics and computing projects.

Principal Glenn Smith said: “It gives students state-of-the-art equipment to work with across the whole school.

“It gives opportunities to bring learning to life.”

During the official opening students demonstrated the use of the green screen technology and tried out their news presenting skills in their own virtual newsroom.

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The centre, which was funded by the 14-19 Business Partnership, has been welcomed by students at the college who are excited to use the new technology, which they feel will help their studies.

Student Anthony Maddox said: “The centre is really good. I’ve never had these sorts of facilities before and I’m looking forward to using it more.”

Fellow student Alex O’Dea added: “We are lucky to have all this technology.”

It is hoped the centre will give students an insight into uses of technology in the fields of media and ICT.