British school to give iPads to 1,400 students

July 15th, 2011 - 7:19 pm ICT by IANS  

London, July 15 (IANS) A school in Britain is spending 800,000 pounds (around $1.2 million) to give iPads to all its 1,400 pupils in a bid to “revolutionise learning”.

The Longfield Academy in Dartford, Kent will hand out the gadgets in September, The Sun reported.

Officials from iPad makers Apple have also visited the school to speak to the students about the devices.

However, the school would ask parents to fork out 576 pounds for their child’s iPad.

They can also pay 16 pounds per month for the next three years.

“Young people enjoy learning through technology, enhancing motivation. This helps them achieve better results,” the school said in a statement.

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