Pupils access iPads thanks to donation

The Firs Lower, Ampthill, with iPads.
The Firs Lower, Ampthill, with iPads.

Pupils at The Firs Lower School in Ampthill will be able to use iPads in the classroom thanks to a donation.

Staff have been using iPads to help with lessons for around a year, and the school now plans to extend this scheme to enable children to use the tablets during lessons too.

Taylor Wimpey, which is building new homes at Heritage Park in Wixams, donated three iPads to the school, which plans to build up a bank of the tablets which teachers can borrow to enable a whole class of children to use them at once.

Adam Campbell, headteacher, said: “Having the opportunity to use iPads in the classroom is fantastic – our staff have been using them to show examples of children’s excellent work on the interactive whiteboard to the rest of the class and to help with their lesson delivery.

>> More than 600 students due to join Bedford Academy in September from six local middle schools have enjoyed a series of transition days. Over a three-day period, the students received guided tours of the academy, took part in lessons and met current students. They were formed into their tutor groups, giving them an opportunity to get to know new classmates.

>> 25 children from Kiddi Caru’s Bedford day nursery enjoyed a special graduation ceremony on Friday, July 25.

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