Digital Schools Of Distinction Lend Support For All Aboard 2017

Digital Schools Of Distinction Lend Support For All Aboard 2017

The National Forum welcomes The Digital Schools of Distinction as a supporter for All Aboard 2017.

Commenting for the National Forum, Director, Dr Terry Maguire said:

“Primary school teachers and students are a key audience for All Aboard 2017. Schools becoming involved in All Aboard 2017 have the added option of focusing their events on work they are already undertaking by being part of the Digital Schools of Distinction. Any school teacher can get involved in All Aboard 2017 by visiting our website today   

Speaking for the Digital Schools of Distinction Program, Neil O’Sullivan, Digital Schools of Distinction Project Coordinator said:

A key objective of the Digital Schools of Distinction Program is supporting and enabling the use of technology to enhance learning in the classroom. We see the events planned by All Aboard 2017 as being totally complementary to our goal. We believe the badges offered for participation in the activities are innovative and exciting and we encourage all schools to participate in this free and open national initiative which runs from 3-7 April. We look forward to collaborations between All Aboard 2017 and the Digital Schools of Distinction Award on the exciting journey ahead.”

The Digital Schools for Distinction is a flagship programme which aims to promote, recognise and encourage excellence in the use of technology in primary schools

Schools that successfully complete the 3 step programme will receive a nationally recognised Digital School of Distinction Award, accredited by the Department of Education. Digital Schools of Distinction will also receive free hardware and software and ongoing practical support and resources as part of the community of digital schools in Ireland.

Start by registering your school today and join the fast growing community of Digital Schools of Distinction around Ireland. Visit

An initiative being co-run by The National Forum for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education and Ireland’s higher education institutions, All Aboard 2017 is a week-long (3-7 April 2017) series of national and regional events designed to build confidence in Ireland’s digital skills for learning.

Any organisation or school with an interest in developing their digital skills for learning- regardless of skill level- is invited to come on board All Aboard 2017. Register today for All Aboard 2017 @ and start your journey in digital skills for learning.