What you need to know
- 30,000 iPads are being given to UK school students.
- The Oasis Horizons scheme will cover primary, secondary, sixth form students.
- The scheme is to help students who are now learning at home.
30,000 British school children will receive a free iPad each as part of a new scheme aimed at making it easier for kids to learn while they're outside school as spotted by 9to5Mac
The COVID-19 situation means that school children aren't necessarily learning at school right now and the assignment of the iPads will make it easier for them to continue to learn outside of school.
Similar programs have already been offered in the United States and any move to help kids learn at a time like this is something that should be lauded. This particular scheme, called Oasis Horizons, will see 52 schools have iPads distributed.
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