Show us benefits of computers
One class of Year 6 received a video-conferencing art lesson from a distant professor. The experience must have been that of watching a somewhat disjointed and badly-produced TV programme.
This seems rather sad when compared to an art lesson where the child has the satisfaction of having produced a beautiful picture under the gudance of a friendly, familiar teacher.
Children need to relate to people not machines. They need to learn from the world, not the world reduced to a two-dimension image on a screen.
Before the Government commits millions of taxpayers' money for providing primary schools with technology, it should be able to provide hard evidence of its benefits. I for one do not believe such benefits exist.
Mrs K Evans
Ringwood Waldorf school
16 Namu Road