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Children at York Primary Get 80 New Tablets


2:22pm 3rd June 2014

Pupils at Burton Green Primary School are boosting their learning thanks to 80 new Learn Pad tablets, which have been provided by The Little Society Charity and City of York Council.

Access to the Learn Pads for all children from Nursery to Year 6 will improve the pupils literacy and numeracy skills by making learning more fun and interactive, as well as helping their parents practise their own skills, as part of regular pupil-parent joint learning workshops.

A ten year old at the school, said: “I enjoyed the workshop because I was able to experience the activities on the Learnpad, and because I could play games with my Mum.”

A nine year old at the school, said: “We have been on the LearnPads lots this year. All my class like the Learnpads. I have been using it in guided reading and maths. I did some work on graphs in maths and really liked it. This has helped me enjoy maths more.”

Karen Tatham Headteacher at Burton Green Primary, said: “We’ve been using the Learn Pads for a few months now and are already starting to see significant benefits. They’ve really caught the imagination of the children and the tablet technology is a fantastic way to engage all learners from nursery to year six, especially in developing reading and maths skills . We are currently working with parents to take the Learnpads home to support homework, to further widen their impact.

Councillor James Alexander, Leader of City of York Council, said: “Having an enthusiasm for learning is so important and I’m delighted that the children are enjoying using with their new tablets.”

John Graham, co-Director of the local charity The Little Society, said: “: "We are delighted to see so many of the children really embracing and enjoying learning by using the tablets. An excellent initiative from all concerned which is definitely changing lives in a very positive way."

The technology is also opening up wider opportunities to develop parent programmes in York, with national charity ‘Campaign for Learning’ working with Burton Green Primary and City of York Family Learning  across the next few months to support development of their national programmes for android use in schools.

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