Lake Macquarie students relish high-tech classrooms

TECH-SAVVY Lake Macquarie children have put down their pens and picked up a mouse in the latest bid to introduce technology to the classroom.

Warners Bay Primary School has developed its One to One program as part of NSW Education's Bring Your Own Device policy.

The policy encourages schools to allow students to incorporate technology into their day-to-day learning.

Warners Bay Primary is one of the first schools in the state to apply the One to One program.

In 2011 when the program was introduced at Warners Bay, 95 per cent of students and parents were interested.

The students said they loved using their computers and that it made learning "fun".

The laptops are rented by families.

Principal Peter Byrne said the program had empowered teachers to customise the curriculum for students.

Warners Bay Primary School students Hailie McClelland, 11, Brittney Roberts, 11, Trinity Coker, 11, and Telisha McGinley, 10, of class 6K use  their computers in the One to One program as part of the Bring Your Own Device Policy.

Warners Bay Primary School students Hailie McClelland, 11, Brittney Roberts, 11, Trinity Coker, 11, and Telisha McGinley, 10, of class 6K use their computers in the One to One program as part of the Bring Your Own Device Policy.