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More Cornish Pupils could get iPads

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7:01am 7th August 2012

Pirate FM has learnt more Cornish schools could give pupils iPads.

Mounts Bay in Penzance came under fire for spending thousands on the tablets six months ago.

But now it has been rated "outstanding" by Ofsted, and other secondaries want to follow suit.

Some parents worry it could hit family life. Mum Anna said, "It's not been a happy thing to come into our house at all. If my son was using my laptop I would be able to monitor much closely what he was doing. The iPad he can be quite secretive about. Because it's quite small it's difficult to see what he's doing on it."

Headteacher Sarah Davey told Pirate FM, "If a child has a mobile phone the issues are the same. What the iPads have allowed us to do is bring that to the surface and have a debate about it, have training on it and have discussion on it.

"The students are learning independently and learning by working in groups and talking with others, as well as listening to the expert teacher. We're preparing youngsters for the digital world they are going to be going into as well."

7:01am 7th August 2012

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