Handing out free tablet computers is certainly one way to put a smile on a teenager’s face.
Students at Ormiston Sudbury Academy were delighted when they took delivery of their new free tablet computers on their return to school after the summer holidays.
The 65 year 12 sixth form students were given the hi-tech machines to help them with their A-Level studies at the Tudor Road Academy.
One of the lucky recipients, Tonia Lawes, who recently achieved nine A grades in her GCSEs at the academy said: “This is brilliant. It will help us no end with our A Levels.
“It means I can research and write on the move, while I’m having my lunch or on the bus. I’m studying archaeology, history, psychology, biology and french for my A-levels at OSA so it’s vital for me to be able to do loads of research.
“OSA has always really helped us, I guess this is just the most recent way.”
Another student to receive one of the free computers was A-Level dance student Mitchell Gardiner. He said: “I’ve been amazed by how much support I’ve been given by this academy. They made sure I did really well in my GCSEs now they’re giving me this to help me with my A-Level studies, it’s amazing”.
Principal Caroline Wilson explained the initiative to give tablet computers to the new Year 12 sixth formers demonstrated the commitment the academy has to A-Level studies and to supporting all students to achieve their full potential.
“We are extremely proud of our record of helping all our students to make excellent progress,” she said.
“OSA students are self motivated and want to learn. I see our role to be helping them to achieve their goals. This is just another way in which we we’re helping students to help themselves in an increasingly digital world.”