PPDS donates Philips Interactive Classroom Display to Irish Elementary School as Part of SchoolComputers.ie Mega €20k Education Technology Makeover Prize
Class act: The Gaelscoil Mhichíl Uí Choileáin school in Clonakilty (Southern Ireland) beat 4,000 other schools
in Ireland to be named winner of SchoolComputers.ie’s inaugural ‘Education Mega Draw CSR Programme’,
receiving a classroom technology makeover worth €20,000 ($22,000).
Amsterdam, May 2023: PPDS, the exclusive global provider of Philips professional displays, is helping to bring
new teaching and learning experiences to elementary school children in Clonakilty (West Cork, Southern
Ireland), donating a 65” education-focused Philips interactive classroom display.
Catering for over 380 local children, including providing specialist support for students with autism, the multi-
denominational Gaelscoil Mhichíl Uí Choileáin received the donation after beating 4,000 other schools in
Ireland to win the inaugural ‘Education Mega Draw’ CSR Programme, run by PPDS partner, SchoolComputers.ie.
Aligned in PPDS’ commitment to helping children to reach their full potential through use of dedicated
educational technologies, the Mega Draw from SchoolComputers.ie – a specialist reseller for the Irish
Education Sector – was created to reward one lucky school with a ‘technology makeover’, delivering a range of
solutions worth a combined value of €20,000 ($22,000). Launched in 2022, schools were automatically entered
into the Mega Draw upon completion of purchases made through SchoolComputers.ie, with additional entries
added and the odds of winning increasing with every transaction.
Engage and inspire
In addition to receiving the collaboration in education inspired Philips 4K interactive display – empowering
teachers and pupils in creating highly immersive, engaging and, ultimately, inspiring learning environments –
Gaelscoil Mhichíl Uí Choileáin also received 30 x Chromebook computers for all year five students, a 32 port
charging car, an all-in-one printer for the school’s ASD unit, and a desktop scanner, all donated by other
SchoolComputers.ie partners. See video here.
A celebration marking the event and showcasing all the tech products that have now been installed was
recently held at the school, supported by City and County representatives, with special guest, Olympic medal
winner and world rowing champion, Gary O’Donovan.
Speaking at the event, Kendra Ingram, PPDS Business Manager for Philips professional displays, commented:
“At PPDS we place great importance in supporting education and we are incredibly pleased to have been
involved in this initiative with Schoolcomputers.ie, supporting with a 65” education touch screen from our
Philips range of across campus displays. Many congratulations to Gaelscoil Mhichíl Uí Choileáin school on an
outstanding win. We look forward to hearing about the amazing outcomes and experiences this new
technology supports in the months and years to come.”
Pádraig Ó hEachthairn, Principal of Gaelscoil, added: “This is unbelievable. To think that our school, out of over
4,000 schools in Ireland, has won this prize, is truly amazing. Just like Clonakilty itself, our school is growing
year on year, and this requires us to have more tech resources for our pupils.
Due to the phenomenal success of the 2022 competition, schoolcomputers.ie has announced it will be opening
up its Education Mega Draw for all schools and colleges around Ireland to enter once again in 2023, with PPDS
once again confirming its support.
Stephen Collins, Business Development Manager of SchoolComputers.ie, added: “It is essential that technology
plays a part of our children’s education. The demands for technology resourcing grow year on year in schools
all over Ireland and we are so proud to give back and support schools by giving them a chance to win our
Education Mega Draw, which ultimately is life changing.”
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