Falkirk Schools to Receive iPads
Falkirk Council to distribute 18,000 iPads to pupils and deliver new wireless networks to schools.
09:25 21 November 2020
Falkirk Council has recently signed a four-year contract with XMA to acquire 18,000 iPads for every child from P6 upward and partnered with Virgin Media Business to deliver new wireless networks to all 58 of its schools. The contracts are part of the council's initiative to transform teaching and learning amidst the Covid-19 pandemic.
Robert Naylor, Director of Children’s Services, Falkirk Council, said: “As digital technology continues to revolutionise how we interact with the world around us, we must equip our young people with the tools and skills needed to succeed in a fast-paced digital world.
“Our investment in Connected Falkirk not only gives increased access to devices and a suite of powerful digital tools but will also improve connectivity and provide a dedicated professional learning programme for our educators, all of which will bring learning benefits to all.
“We believe the partnerships with Virgin Media Business and XMA will enhance and support the delivery of excellent learning to all our children and young people.”
Michael Conlon, Education Transformation Consultant, XMA, said: “Falkirk Council understand deeply the need to secure the future for their young people in an environment where 13,000 digital jobs go unfilled every year in Scotland, and where digital skills for life, learning and work will be paramount in helping them flourish."