TOTTINGTON Primary School has won £5,000 to spend on technology which will make a “massive difference” to children.

The school, in Moorside Road, came runner-up in BT’s annual ‘Tech Factor’ competition.

The competition invited schools to provide a wish list of equipment and to demonstrate how they could make smart use of technology to enhance learning and ensure students are armed with the digital skills for a tech-savvy future.

The school beat around 50 schools nationally to win the runners up prize of £5,000 to spend with Business Direct, BT’s IT hardware and software reseller.

It will use the award to improve its physio room including installing a ground level interactive white board and creating a dedicated multimedia room with green screen and virtual reality headsets.

Simon Hunt, a teacher from the school, said: “The new equipment is going to make a massive difference to the pupils at our school.

“In the physio room, the new floor level interactive whiteboard will enable children who are in physio to continue with their lessons so they won’t miss out and the virtual reality headsets and dedicated multimedia room will enable the children to further explore the world in a safe environment.”