School appeals for help to provide pupils with iPads
Wednesday 21st November 2012, 1:00PM GMT.
ST SAMPSON’S High School has appealed to businesses to help fund iPad2s for its Year 7 students.
The appeal follows a scheme at Les Beaucamps High last year, which saw Year 9 students given netbooks.
St Sampson’s High head teacher Annabel Bolt said the tablets would make a big difference to students’ learning and that business donations would make the scheme more affordable for parents.
Mrs Bolt said how the devices would be paid for had not been finalised, but one possibility was 24 monthly payments by parents for a £260 device. Insurance would also be added to this cost.
Businesses are being approached to help with funding for the scheme and if more come forward, parents’ contributions could be lowered.