39,000 iPads to be given to school students across Edinburgh, Scotland
The City of Edinburgh Council has announced that 39,000 Scottish school students between the ages of 10 and 17 will receive their own iPad to provide access to digital learning in and outside of school as part of a new “Edinburgh Learns for Life” initiative, in partnership with the City of Edinburgh Council’s ICT services provider CGI.
Scotland is planning a phased rollout of all the devices, expected to be completed by the end of 2022. The program will issue 27,000 new iPads to pupils and staff and 12,000 refreshed iPads for pupils and staff.
Younger pupils are also said to receive iPads, however, the city council is yet to provide details on how many devices will be available.
As reported by AppleInsider, Councillor Ian Perry, Education Convener for the City of Edinburgh Council said: “This is a really exciting project which is going to be a real game-changer for the learning and teaching in our schools. – Giving pupils their own device has been shown to improve outcomes and result in increased engagement and motivation for our young people.”