5G Connectivity for Sunderland School
Sunderland City Council brings 5G to Hudson Road Primary School.
08:37 07 February 2020
Hudson Road Primary School now has 5G superfast WiFi connectivity that offers proven download speed of 660Mbps. The scheme is part of a £10million national initiative that aims to support innovation in schools, colleges and universities across England.
Cathy Westgate, Head Teacher at Hudson Road Primary School, said: “Working faster and smarter fits well with our values and ethos as a school. We want to engage and involve pupils and parents alike in a safe environment, allowing them to explore any topic and discover new things quickly and with ease. Our superfast 5G connectivity allows us to do just this.”
“We can now plan for further investments in digital tools, such as educational games or the use of virtual and augmented reality.
“It’s a really exciting time for us and the idea that we can even consider such technologies opens up a world of opportunities for our pupils and local families.”
Patrick Melia, Chief Executive at Sunderland City Council, said: “Our Smart City Plan is driving innovation forward in all fields, but a particular focus is in ed-tech as we recognise the benefits this will bring to the next generation of digital leaders.
“The addition of this high-speed wireless network at Hudson Road Primary School means that the school can provide a seamless learning experience for pupils, enjoying connectivity way beyond their previous limits, including: online training, Skype video calling and digital interaction with other schools.”