Educate Together Secondary School Wicklow WINS A SUSTAINABLE TECHNOLOGY MAKEOVER WORTH €20,000 FROM IRISH ED TECH BUSINESS has just announced The Winner of their Education Mega Draw CSR Programme, which included a Sustainable Technology Makeover for the school to the value of €20,000.

The Technology Makeover was supported by major global technology brands including Philips Professional Display Solutions, Canon Print, AOC Monitors and T1A – Europe’s leading Refurbisher of IT equipment.

A Celebration marking the event and showcasing all the tech products that have been installed in the school was held on April 17th  at the Educate Together Secondary, the heart of Wicklow Town.

The Education Mega Draw event was attended by Steven Matthews, Green Part TD for Wicklow and Mark Foster, Business Manager for Europe’s Leading IT Refurbisher T1A, as part of a Nationwide awareness campaign promoting Refurbished Technology in Education in Ireland.

Both Stephen and Mark spoke about the circular economy and how, by sustainably increasing the lifespan of quality used IT, we can reduce electronic waste significantly to the benefit of the environment with the added benefit of substantial savings in cost to schools.

Also at the event was Irish Internation Rugby Star Jack Conan who is from Wicklow, Stephen Collins, Business Development Manager for School and Neil Harris from Arklow & Gorey Computer Solutions who are the IT supplier to ETSSW. It was Neil who entered the school into the Mega Draw and also set up & installed all the Technology Makeover products in to the school.

The theme of this year’s competition was sustainability and the prize which included 22 Lenovo Laptops and a Desktop PC were all premium refurbished products sourced from T1A.

Commenting on winning the Technology Makeover & the Education Mega Draw at the event, Principal John Maddock said,

‘‘This is amazing opportunity for our school community. As a school that prides itself on empowering students through innovative teaching, learning and technology, this technology makeover will further help provide students at ETSS Wicklow with enhanced opportunities for collaboration, and engagement with modern learning experiences in the 21st century digital classroom environment – again thanks so much, we are delighted to have won!”

Stephen Collins, Business Development Manager of, said, ‘It is essential that technology plays a part of our children’s education. The demands for technology resourcing grow year on year in schools all over Ireland and we are so proud to give back and support schools by giving them a chance to win our Education Mega Draw which ultimately is life-changing.’

The outstanding prize to the value of €20,000 included a Philips T-Line 75” Interactive Classroom Display Screen which will let both teachers and pupils create an immersive advanced learning experience and bring all aspects of their learning to life. Other elements of the prize included Lenovo Desktop PC and AOC 27” Monitor, 22 Lenovo Laptops, a Manhattan 32 port charging cart, a Canon MAXIFY all-in-one printer and Canon DSLR Camera.