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Bristol Teachers Say Home Internet Access Aids Education

According to a new survey of local teachers, 88% stated they believed pupils who do not have access to the web are losing out in the classroom.

The study of 563 teachers found that 67% believe that more than half of their pupils have the internet at home and that this benefits their skills and exam results.

Three-quarters of those surveyed actively encourage their pupils to go online at home for learning, research and revision and at least once a month nearly two-thirds of teachers set homework entailing internet research.

In addition, pupils starting at Brislington Enterprise College this term will be the first in the city to receive laptops under an e-Learning Foundation initiative. The aim is to enable them to have internet access at home.

Read the full Evening Post story.