Henry Hinde Junior school in
Rugby has impressed its local MP by going on-line – with a little
help from CWN.
The site giving details of the
school in Cornwallis Road and its pupils was formally launched by
Rugby and Kenilworth MP Andy King today.
Deputy head-teacher Ed May
took on the task of writing the site – his first stab at the
internet, to keep the school up with the times.
He said the internet was
proving very popular with the youngsters, who used it for projects in
Geography, Maths and History lessons.
And Mr May thanked CWN for
help in giving the website a permanent home.
CWN is giving free space on
its community server and a free UK domain name to non profit-making
groups in Coventry and Warwickshire.
It allows organisations
without huge resources to guarantee their site will remain safely on
All the groups have to do in
return is carry a link to CWN on their site.
Mr May said a trial site on a
wider server had led to problems with unwanted adverts cropping up.
“We had a very long and
complicated internet address.
“As schools develop their
own internet sites they are going to need a name they can remember
that clearly identifies them.
“It’s also nice to be
part of the community feel of CWN.”
Andy King told children
selected to take part in the site launch that they had an advantage
over his generation when it came to finding information.
“When I was a child if you
wanted to find out about something and the library was closed you
had to find someone who had an Encyclopaedia Britannica.”
But he warned the children
they would still have to develop their skills to pick out the good
information from bad.
have to use your wisdom to know when something is not as useful as
you want it to be.”