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Laptops For Students

Education Minister Trevor Mallard is launching one of the four Government-Business digital opportunities projects at Te Papa on Tuesday 26 June.

Students from Wainuiomata and Parkway schools will be the first of 200 hundred students and teachers from four Hutt Valley high schools to receive laptop computers.

"This is part of a two year trial to assess the effectiveness of this technology in enhancing the teaching and learning of science and mathematics at senior levels," Trevor Mallard said.

"It is one of four projects in a Government-Business joint venture that covers a range of technologies and internet delivery systems in a variety of school situations.

“The projects are a partnership between education and business and reflect the absolute need for us to work together to deliver skills necessary for our children to succeed in the new knowledge based world," Trevor Mallard said.

Date: Tuesday 26 June
Time: 9.45am
Where: Te Papa – Rangimarie Rooms 1 & 2
What: Students and staff will be issued with the computers and there will be a demonstration of the possibilities they will bring to classroom teaching including contacting scientists at Scott base and using the internet to investigate DNA and wave motion as well as maths applications.

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