Reading boost for tech-savvy pupils

Mowbray School student Izzy Duffus uses Lexia as, from left, Chris Fletcher from Barker and Stonehouse, classmates Sandy Geddes, Lucy Knowlson and Willam Donne and Headteacher Jonathan Tearle look on.
Mowbray School student Izzy Duffus uses Lexia as, from left, Chris Fletcher from Barker and Stonehouse, classmates Sandy Geddes, Lucy Knowlson and Willam Donne and Headteacher Jonathan Tearle look on.
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Bedale’s Mowbray School has taken delivery of computer equipment which will help students access the internet anywhere in their school.

Furniture company Barker and Stonehouse has donated four wireless routers to Mowbray School in North Yorkshire; to improve the school’s internet access.

The routers mean that the pupils can get online from the whole campus, and use online media including a reading and assessment programme called Lexia.

Head teacher Jonathan Tearle, said: “Reading is one of the skills our students struggle with and online learning helps them enormously.

“They all want to be on the laptops all the time now and are progressing with their reading much faster thanks to the opportunity to use Lexia.

“Previously we could only access the internet from a couple of locations in the school which meant that only a handful of students could use the programme at one time.

“The four routers donated by Barker and Stonehouse mean that an extra 20 students have been able to start using Lexia.

“We are very grateful to Barker and Stonehouse for donating this equipment, it’s made a huge difference and a lot of very happy students and teachers.”

IT & Telecoms Manager at Barker and Stonehouse Chris Fletcher, said: “Barker and Stonehouse is always looking for ways to get involved in the community so we were happy to be able to help Mowbray School improve their Internet access.

“It’s an environmentally friendly option too, instead of just throwing away computer equipment we don’t need anymore; we’ve donated it to this fantastic school where it’s doing some good.”