Digital curriculum

20th April 2001 at 01:00
A digital television channel allowing children to study, do homework or revise for tests has been given backing by the Government.

Primary teachers will have access to videos, animations and interactive materials designed to bring their lessons to life - but not to replace them in the classroom.

Educatin secretary David Blunkett hopes that a library to support the entire national curriculum will be available and trials have started in more than 30 schools. But some commentators are concerned that the scheme will create a class of "have-not" pupils from poorer homes without access to such facilities.

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