Saints team up with Netgear for education conference

Franklins Gardens
Franklins Gardens

Networking specialists NETGEAR and Northampton Saints are hosting a day of learning and rugby for education professionals across Northamptonshire, Leicestershire, Buckinghamshire and Warwickshire on Friday, March 8.

The day will start with a free IT in Education Symposium, where education professionals can get advice on creating new opportunities for learning through technology, and will be followed by an evening of international rugby as England Under-20s take on Italy in the Six Nations at Franklin’s Gardens.

Between midday and 6pm, NETGEAR, along with its partners Misco and Capita.ITC, will host the free conference aimed at local education professionals.

In addition to technology demonstrations and advice on in-school networking, those attending have the opportunity to join stadium tours of Franklin’s Gardens, including the Saints Study Centre.

Teachers will be able to find out how the study centre can provide local schools with educational support.

All educational professionals who attend the session will receive complimentary tickets to the England versus Italy Under-20s Six Nations game taking place the same evening.

Regional director of NETGEAR Jonathan Hallatt said: “As a leading networking technology provider to the education sector, NETGEAR has many years of experience helping schools make cost effective and efficient use of technology in education.

“Ensuring education establishments are at the forefront of the evolving IT landscape is essential if pupils are to have the best learning experience possible.

“NETGEAR invites teachers to attend this event, to find out about the latest technology trends potentially impacting classrooms and to register for an On-Site Networking Survey at no cost to check the school network infrastructure is ready to support this.”

Brian Facer, head of commercial operations at Northampton Saints, said: “This is an exciting time of year for rugby – the Six Nations is upon us and the countdown has started for the next Rugby World Cup.

“Together with NETGEAR’s support and this exciting event, we want to bring teachers, parents and children together through this great sport – and also the technology that sits behind it and makes it possible at a club such as ours.”

Anyone interested in attending the event should call or