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Parents unhappy with iPad plans

Parents from a school in Bedfordshire have formed a protest group against plans for every child in year 5 and 6 to own an iPad.

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Bedfordshire: Parents angry at plans for kids to use their own iPads at school

Biggleswade Academy wants to launch a mobile learning scheme. Credit: PA

Parents from a school in Bedfordshire have formed a protest group against plans for every child in year 5 and 6 to own an iPad.

Biggleswade Academy wants to launch a mobile learning scheme, which would see them using their own iPads at school.

But some parents have hit out at the plans, which asks them to buy the equipment if they can afford it.

The school says the scheme's voluntary, and a limited number of iPads will be available for students who don't have their own.

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