Over 100 UK schools have signed up to bridge their digital gap
3 years ago
Holly Seddon Editor-in-chief of Quib.ly Kent, UK
We’re delighted to say that over 100 schools have now signed up to take the Mind the Gap challenge and become a Digitally Inclusive school.
Quibly joined the e-Learning Foundation to launch the Mind the Gap campaign earlier this year. For us, it’s a no brainer. There are 500,000 kids in the UK who are unable to access the internet at home. Half a million kids who cannot do online homework and research for projects at home, never mind enjoy the kind of horizon-expanding online experiences we get so excited about on Quibly.
The Mind the Gap campaign calls on schools to ensure all of its pupils can get online at home. Schools who believe that they have 100% connectivity are invited to be recognised as a Digitally Inclusive school.
Schools that believe this is important, and have pupils without internet access at home, can register with the Mind the Gap programme so that we can direct resources that will help them ensure each of their pupils can go online at home for their homework, revision and research.
Bedford High School in Leigh near Manchester was the 100th school to recognise the importance of closing the digital divide, and we’re delighted to help them, and many others, to achieve this important goal.
To find out more about Mind the Gap, pledge your support or get involved, visit www.mindthegap.org.uk.