One of the UK’s oldest schools is using Surface Studio in class

One of the UK’s oldest schools is using Surface Studio in class
Technology allows pupils to create more detailed and professional coursework

Elly Yates-Roberts |

Students at Rugby School in Warwickshire, UK, founded in 1567, have changed how they create artwork after using Microsoft’s Surface Studio in lessons.

Pupils in the school’s photography department are using the device to create more detailed and professional coursework.

Surface Studio is an all-in-one PC designed for creatives and professionals. The Windows 10 device can change from a workstation into a digital canvas and the screen sits at a 20-degree angle.

The device also supports Surface Dial and Surface Pen, allowing users to sketch, write and design on the 28-inch, ultra-HD 4.5K screen, which features 13.5 million pixels, 63% more than a 4K TV.

“Before the Surfaces arrived we were very much limited to traditional methods, but now so much more is possible,” said Amy Farrelly, photography and lens-based media teacher. “Students are meeting deadlines faster, they’re able to create wider content and their level of work is even better. They use the Surface Pen and Surface Studio like pen and paper, which has increased the depth and complexity of their work. That’s something we couldn’t have achieved a year ago.”

Teachers are also using the Surface devices to refer to relevant works of art, either through video or high-resolution photos.

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