Students at the All Saints Primary School today received 75 Kindle Fire Tablets which were donated by the Aron and Christina Trust in collaboration with philanthropist Andrew Stewart.
Principal of the Boscobelle, St Peter institution Keith Headley said the tablets would assist with the learning activities for students including those with special needs.
“The tablets [are] very important in the students’ development. [They] will be used wisely by each student to do research, to gain new knowledge, to be creative as well. We encourage them to utilize the [devices] as tools for learning and their personal development. Each teacher who works with these students would be able to use them for teaching and learning in the classroom,” Headley said, adding that the gift was timely as the Government cannot afford to donate material to the special needs unit at this time. He is, therefore, extremely grateful for the donation.
“When we received the donation, we included automatically the students of the special unit. We always include [them] so that they can be beneficiaries of anything given to the school. These students will be able to use these tablets for learning [through] programmes that will enhance their literacy skills. It will also motivate them to want to learn more,” he said.
Member of Parliament for St Peter Colin Jordan also encouraged the students to use the technology as a gateway to a world which they never knew existed and that in a few years’ time, students could be learning to code at an early age.
The students were elated to receive their tablets with many of them all smiles as they received the Kindles from Aron Truss, Andrew Stewart and Colin Jordan. (LG)