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Ipads handed to around 1,000 students at Pool Academy

By West Briton  |  Posted: September 26, 2013

Right, pupils at Pool Academy putting the iPads to good use during a science lesson.

Right, pupils at Pool Academy putting the iPads to good use during a science lesson.

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ABOUT 1,000 pupils at Pool Academy have been handed iPads to be used at home and while in the classroom.

Each pupil has been given the high-tech equipment, which are is covered by an accidental damage insurance policy. The iPads remain in the ownership of the school with pupils handing them in when they leave in Year 11.

Classrooms have also been kitted out with new technology so that children can use the iPads throughout the school.

Principal Zelma Hill said the iPads had opened the world up to each student, adding: "It gives them the opportunity to be extended and challenged in the classroom in ways that we could not have imagined a few years ago."

Staff started using the technology in lessons at the end of the summer term when the roll-out of the iPads began.

Alan Myers, senior vice-principal, said: "iPads are not a gimmick. They will transform the future learning of our children and contribute further to their academic success."

IT manager Phil Jones said Pool was the first secondary school in the Camborne and Redruth area to hand out the devices, saying the school wanted parents, carers and students to be aware of the expectations for the use of these devices and the educational benefits that they offer.

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  • josdave  |  September 26 2013, 12:26PM

    A waste of money considering the limited resources of the school. They may be covered by insurance but how many will accidentally get lost?

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