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Year 9 students at St-Martin-in-the-Fields School

(Photograph) - Year 9 students at St-Martin-in-the-Fields School, a girls' technology college in Tulse Hill, south London, are being Loaned Psion netBook portable computers as part of its Connected Learning project. The school has set up an e Learning

Foundation and is hoping parents will contribute about pound;100 a year per pupil. A new wireless network will allow the netBooks to be used in every classroom.

The initiative is a prelude to an ambitious project that hopes to deliver mobile computing to all 7,000 students in Lambeth's 13 schools in a similar way. If successful it would be the first LEA to achieve such a goal. The pound;28 million scheme has provisional Government funding of pound;14.2 million, with additional income to be generated Locally.

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