ipad success for students
St John Bosco Arts College are celebrating funding for 200 iPads from the Wolfson foundation.
The funding means from September all Year 11 students at the Croxteth based school will be equipped with the tablet devices.
With a growing consensus among teachers suggesting tablets can assist students achieve improved grades, the news has been welcomed by Headteacher, Anne Pontifex.
She said: “We are delighted to have been awarded the funds to provide students with these fantastic resources. The use of iPads can help our children reach their full potential through increased engagement, motivation, learning and qualifications.
“A recent survey showed that only 40% of students have access to tablets at home, so it’s great to be able to offer these resources at school.”
The Wolfson Foundation is an independent charity that awards grants to support and promote excellence in the fields of science & medicine, health & disability, education and the arts & humanities.
The iPad funding success comes as the school prepares to move into its new 1,200 pupil, £18 million building.
Earlier this month the school moved to a new state of the art building. The new building is less rigid in design, allowing maximum use and flexibility in the way the lessons are taught. The design is based around a central heart space which offers students study booths with flat screen technology and a learning resource centre.
The move comes after a successful summer for the school with A-level exam results increasing and 24 subjects receiving a 100% pass rate. This follows a great GCSE results day, where 66% of their pupils secured A*-C grades (including maths and English).