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Lambeth Looks to E-Learning

21 May 2003

Lambeth Council has announced a major £20 million PFI project to transform teaching and learning for local pupils through portable computers.

The scheme established by the Lambeth eLearning Foundation (LeLF) will support all secondary pupils and teachers in the borough, at secondary schools, secondary special schools and Pupil Referral Units - a total of 7,456 pupils and 481 teachers.

LeLF is a partnership between Lambeth Council and other corporate members designed to tackle the 'digital divide' and increase access to ICT for learning. The Lambeth Connected Learning Project will also provide training for teaching and non-teaching staff, data projection devices and desktop provision for specialist applications, and high-quality digital learning materials.

Councillor Anthony Bottrall, Executive Member for Education, commented: "We are very proud of our achievement in attracting additional multi-million pound funding to the borough. Both teachers and pupils will benefit massively from this large injection of cash."

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