Pupils to receive iPads in new initiative

This story was written as part of BBC News Young Reporter Day on Wednesday 6 March 2019. 

Written by Irvine Welsh


All pupils in Hawick high school are going to have an iPad each.

Scottish Borders Council is spending 16million pounds for this project to get every pupil an iPad. So far Earlston are the only school to have got them we do not know exactly when Hawick high school are getting them but we definitely being issued with them.

The council says that “It’s a key part of the council’s learning strategy, and will transform teaching and learning in our schools for the benefit of young people now, and into the future.”

It comes after SBC’s recent budget announcement which also included two new primary schools within the region based at Earlston and Eyemouth, funding allocated for a new Galashiels Academy as well as acceleration for a new Hawick High School.

As well as high schools students getting iPads a ratio of 1 ipad to 5 primary pupils will also be issued

As much as the  iPads being handed out there will no apps downloaded by the user.

The plan is said to be rolled out within the next 2 years.