Dec 8, 2020

Covid: 'Xbox and PlayStation home-learning' for some pupils

Maggie Bain, a governor at Newport's Lliswerry Primary School, said some devices had been provided, but added: "I don't think it's met the level of need that's out there." "Maindee Primary School headteacher, Jo Cueto, said:"We estimated around 160 devices were needed to be able to ensure that all children, all families, were able to access home-learning. The school had invested in some equipment, but was "Still probably in need of around 120 devices". More than 2,500 digitally-excluded pupils were identified across Newport, with the council loaning 1,300 wifi devices and 800 other devices, including laptops. The Welsh Government said it had funded 10,848 wifi devices and 9,717 software licences across Wales.

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