A YORK primary school is prepping its pupils to embrace the world of 21st century learning with homework and classroom exercises on electronic tablets.

Children at Burton Green Primary School, from nursery through to Year 6, have been getting to grips with the 80 LearnPad tablets donated to the school by City of York Council and The Little Society Charity which aims to improve recreational and leisure facilities.

Head teacher Karen Tatham said that the LearnPads have already had a positive impact on the children’s learning and said that they will go a long way towards helping the school to improve.

She said: “We are equipping the children to be 21st century learners and giving them the best in terms of educational access.

“It is a fantastic way to engage all learners and we have seen improvements already, particularly in reading.

“It has given us another way of supporting our pupils and will enable us to continue progressing.”

The tablets aim to make learning more fun and interactive during lesson time and parents will also be able to improve their skills through regular joint parent and pupil workshops.

The pupils will also be able to take the tablets home and are already enjoying using them as a learning tool in the classroom.

Councillor James Alexander, Leader of City of York Council, who was at the school to officially present the computers, said: “Having an enthusiasm for learning is so important and I’m delighted that the children are enjoying using with their new tablets.”