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Reading, UK, August 15th, 2007: NetOp Tech Ltd - a wholly owned subsidiary of Danish IT company Danware A/S - has announced that Weavers School in Northamptonshire is the winner of its ‘NetOp School Software’ competition. The school will benefit from full use of the remote control software, a comprehensive teaching package that allows virtual and networked teaching, completely free of charge for a year.

The competition, run through a leading education magazine, received over 500 entries – all of which were asked to explain why their school would really benefit from the £3,000 prize.

Weavers School entry highlighted low unemployment rates in the school’s surrounding area, which lie at an alarming rate of over 80 per cent. Also, only 30 per cent of the students at the school have access to a computer or the Internet at home – far lower than the UK average of 50 per cent (according to the 2007 Ofcom report on broadband usage). Using NetOp School will radically change the way students are taught and their exposure to the web and technology in general.

“Weavers’ approach to education resonates with our own, which was made very clear when reading their entry to the competition and in subsequent conversations. We’re very excited about being able to support the students and make a real difference to their schooling,” said Mike Kibblewhite, Managing Director of NetOp.

Peter Guthrie, Head of ICT at Weavers School- who completed the entry - fully understands the benefits of the software. Prior to qualifying as a teacher; he had a long career in the ICT industry. After working as a consultant for Microsoft both in the UK and the US, Peter wanted to give something back - he has now been teaching at Weavers School for over a year.

The NetOp School software will be implemented in time for the beginning of the new school year in September 2007. NetOp will be visiting the school at the beginning of term to meet with teachers and provide bespoke one-on-one training and demonstrations.


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