Winning iPads would make us top of the class [Gloucestershire Echo (England)]
(Gloucestershire Echo (England) Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) CHILDREN are hoping to join the iPod generation with their share of a pot of Pounds 25,000 from the Echo. The Catholic School of Saint Gregory the Great in St James Square, Cheltenham, has been nominated for the Echo's Cash for Schools campaign.
And if it is successful, school bosses want to spend the money on items like mini iPads to improve the children's learning.
Head teacher Sharon Aston, who has been in charge at the school for 12 years, sent in the nomination.
She said: "The school is raising money to buy a set of mini iPads.
"These would help enhance and support the children's learning in all areas of the curriculum, while also preparing the children for the changing technological world that we now live in.
"As well as supporting their learning, it will help the children to lear n about e-safety and how to use the new technologies in a safe and responsible manner, which is an on-going and important part of our school's curriculum.
"The new iPads will give the children more opportunities to use the technology." Pupils will also be involved in deciding how the money could be spent There is still time for people to nominate a school which could benefit from the Cash for Schools scheme.
The scheme is being run in partnership with Gloucestershire Media and Western Power Distribution.
The deadline for nominations is January 31 when a panel of judges will draw up a shortlist of 30 schools.
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