Scottish Borders Council Free iPads for Kids
Scottish Borders Council to give every child aged 11 to 17 an iPad as part of its new digital education strategy.
23:48 05 March 2019
Scottish Borders Council has approved plans to give every child aged 11 to 17 an iPad. The Apple tablets will be bought for every pupil in years P6 to S6. One tablet will also be given for every five P1 to P5 pupils. The project costs £15.7million over a 10-year contract with Apple, Canadian firm CGI and XMA.
East Berwickshire councillor Carol Hamilton, the authority’s executive member for children and young people, said: “The Inspire Learning programme is our game-changing opportunity to make a difference to both our young people and our teaching staff here in the Borders, empowering them to deliver forward-thinking, innovative learning to our young people.
“This is about delivering world-class technology in a tech-orientated world so that our young people can compete with their counterparts all over the world in the job market.
“There are few businesses where technology is not part of everyday life. Just look at what we’re all sat in front of here today.
“This council is taking the initiative to offer inspiring learning and putting our young people at the forefront of future workforces.