Tapping into technology at Legsby

Alicia Barnes, Jake Moore and Mollie Donner with their school iPads
Alicia Barnes, Jake Moore and Mollie Donner with their school iPads
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Children at Legsby Primary School are tapping into technology after they were all issued with iPads.

Every one of the children in Key Stage Two has been issued with an iPad mini, while those in Key Stage One have personal iPads.

The tablet computers has been quite an investment for the school, which also required the wireless network to be upgraded, but headteacher David Miskell says it is money well spent.

“The iPads have added such a buzz to the classroom and the children are taking pride in getting on with their own work,” he said.

“They are fantastic for our children - helping structure work to each age and ability and promoting independent study.

“The children can also keep a record of their own work - the possibilities really are endless.”

And the new technology has been a hit with the pupils themselves.

“It encourages us, as we find learning more fun,” said year 6 pupil Jake Moore.

“It was good researching for our 60s and 70s history,” added Mollie Donner.

“We could get online when we wanted to find something out, so didn’t waste time.”

But while this new technology is welcomed, Mr Miskell says it will not replace traditional learning and skills.

“Mobile technology is the way forward,” he added.

“It is not just a gimmick, we spent a lot of time making sure we had the right apps for our vision of how the tablets would be used, but it is not replacing things like handwriting skills, which we see as very important.”