iMovie has helped a Mac-mad teacher land a top UK technology-in-education prize.

Innovative use of iMovie landed David Baugh a Teaching Awards 2000 prize for the most creative use of technology at primary-school level.

He picked up the prize at a recent awards ceremony at London's Millennium Dome.

The 15-category awards trumpet the use of ICT (Information and Communications Technology) in the classroom. Each category winner received a £20,000 cheque for their school.

Baugh, who teaches at Ysgol Frongoch school in Denbigh, North Wales, said: “Macs allow children to express themselves creatively without a teacher having to be on hand the whole time to sort out problems. Teachers can get on with teaching and take on an almost advisory role with the children.

"I am the school's ICT co-ordinator and on my last foraging mission to London in the school minibus I netted 10 Power Macs. We wired them in ourselves over a weekend and invested our saving in iMacs."