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Pupils benefit from extra time learning
8:10pm Wednesday 23rd October 2013 in Echo News
PUPILS will benefit from the use of tablets, laptops and e-readers thanks to a schools partnership and Southend United.
The Extra Time Southend United Football Club Learning Zones has opened at both sites of Cecil Jones College.
Under the scheme, pupils will get access to the out-ofschool- hours study support centre asamotivational tool to help raise literacy, numeracy and ICT standards among primary and secondary pupils.
Schools to benefit include those in the School Improvement Partnership – Bourne mouth Park Primary School, Cecil Jones College, Hamstel Junior School, Porters Grange Primary School and Temple Sutton Primary School.
Annette Olford, from Cecil Jones school, said: “A wide range of educational courses will be run throughout the week across both Cecil Jones College sites with the aim of not only raising standards in literacy and numeracy, but also building the self-esteem and confidence of students in Southend schools.
“A fantastic array of exciting new ICT equipment including a suite of Acer Windows 8 tablets, iPad minis, iPad2s, laptops, Kindles and Nintendo 3DSs is available to both Learning Zones.
“Cecil Jones College is proud to host the learning zones and is excited to be able to offer its students access to such an innovative and motivational learning environment.”
The learning zone is part of an initiative called Playing for Success, which was developed by the Department for Education in partnership with the FA Premier League, the Football League, other sporting bodies and their clubs in this instance, Southend United.
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