Midwich awards primary school £10,000 worth of classroom technology

As part of their ‘Power-Up Your Local School’ school competition, Multi award-winning global tech company Midwich, headquartered in Diss, was delighted to award £10,000 worth of classroom technology to Stratford St Mary Primary School in Suffolk. The popular ‘Power-Up’ competition ran earlier this summer and called upon Midwich customers to nominate worthwhile schools from across the country.

The technology was installed by local company, AV Unit, for the children and teachers at the Suffolk primary school. The prize included a new interactive whiteboard, projector, video camera, LED TV, TV bracket, headphones, printer and scanner.

Karen Bilner, Head Teacher, Stratford St Mary primary School in Suffolk, commented:

 “When I first received the news that we'd won the Power-Up competition in July, I was ecstatic. Our small village school has limited financial resources, so to be able to enhance the children's learning with loads of new technology like an interactive smart board, TVs, scanners, printers, headphones etc. is just amazing, a really nice surprise for the whole school just before the summer holidays.


Winning Midwich’s competition has enabled us to utilise new learning spaces within the school, such as installing a brand new interactive SMART board in the library area, meaning children can enjoy better learning experiences within smaller groups. The new wireless printers have also allowed my teaching staff to print directly from our iPad’s which is saving us a lot of money and resource.”  

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Pictured LTR - Tim Fox, Midwich's Senior Business Development ManagerKaren Bilner, Head TeacherAdam Clark, Managing Director, AV Unit

Adam Clark, Managing Director, AV Unit, commented:

 “When I was thinking about who to enter for the Midwich competition, I knew it had to be a school that would make good use of the £10,000 worth of technology. One school sprung to mind and that was Stratford St Mary because I know they love their technology and they would certainly incorporate the equipment into their lesson planning.


As part of the competition, my team at AV Unit had the pleasure of supporting Midwich with the installation of all the new technology into the school. We worked with their teaching staff to plan where each piece of equipment would go. For example, the Epson short throw projector is being used as an amazing interactive table for the children.” 

Daniel Smethers, Channel Development Manager from SMART Technologies, commented:

“Getting involved in the Power-Up competition was a great opportunity for SMART to give something back to the community.  As a technology manufacturer, we get involved in numerous community-based school programs, so we jumped at the opportunity to work with Midwich to provide an Interactive white board to a worthwhile school like Stratford St Mary.”

Tracey Spillings, Sales Manager, Education Team at Midwich, commented: 

“We’ve been planning this £10,000 giveaway for quite some time so to finally see the education technology installed and being used by the children is incredible. The new equipment will enhance the learning experience for every pupil during their time at Stratford St Mary’s.


A big thanks to all our customers for nominating their local schools and to our manufacturer partners; SMART, Epson, Panasonic, Canon, Chief, Sony, Hama and Fujitsu for supporting our ‘Power-Up’ competition.”  

Midwich have a dedicated Education team supplying Audio Visual and Print equipment to education settings across the UK & Ireland.