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Laptops and Tablets to be Given to Disadvantaged Students in North Yorkshire

Laptops and Tablets to be Given to Disadvantaged Students in North Yorkshire

Published by Matthew Pells at 6:01am 3rd May 2020.

A total of 949 laptops and tablets are to be allocated to the most disadvantaged young people in North Yorkshire, as part of a Government scheme to ensure they can continue their education during lockdown. 

The County is set to receive 830 devices for young people in social care and 119 for disadvantaged students in Year 10 who are currently studying for GCSE and other exams next year. 

Internet access will be provided through 4G hotspot devices. 

The Government has said digital devices are likely to be distributed throughout June and will announce further details of the initiative in due course.

North Yorkshire County Council says it is currently working to make sure children in North Yorkshire who are eligible for the scheme are identified. 

It say....

"Priority will be given to care leavers, children and young people aged from pre-school to 19 with a social worker and disadvantaged children in Year 10 due to sit GCSE exams next year. Academy Trusts will be ordering laptops for eligible students separately and should have received communication on this from the Department for Education."

 

 

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JohnfromScarborough, on 3rd May 2020 11:54am
What about those children who are not from a disadvantaged background but where the parents do not wish their children to have a laptop or tablet for whatever reason? How are they expected to keep up to speed with the school work?

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