Pupils on cloud 9 after using their new touch screen tablets

Wednesday 04 May 2016

Year 2 pupils took their learning to another level recently when they used their new Hewlett Packard detachable 2-in-1 Windows 10 tablets to skype children at the Ark Lajpat Nagar III School in Delhi, India.

The pupils have been looking at stories from around the world to help them learn about different countries and used this opportunity to ask the children about their school and life in Delhi. The Ark Globe pupils then took photos of the school using their tablets to put together PowerPoint presentations using the latest Microsoft ‘cloud’ technology to send to the children in India.

Sam Colburn, Head of Ark Globe Academy Primary said: ‘We are so grateful to Hewlett Packard for donating these laptops to us. With technology playing an increasingly important role in the classroom and life it is vital that we equip our pupils with the tools to be able to access these new technologies. The tablets will enable our pupils to use the latest technology in their everyday learning and enhance their learning experiences.’

Hewlett Packard have donated 30 of the HP x2 210 tablets to the primary school and another five to Ark Lajpat Nagar III, as part of their ongoing partnership with Ark Schools to help bring technology into the classroom. Hewlett Packard also donated two HP Elite x2 1012 G1 tablets for the teachers at Ark Globe to use in conjunction with the students new devices.

Eddie Muller, HP Education Partner Business Manager said: ‘HP is delighted to be collaborating with Intel and Ark Globe Academy on a student pilot of new HP detachable 2-in-1 Windows 10 devices. With the growing need for ICT to support learning, we are confident that the devices will enable the students to achieve meaningful outcomes with technology’.