STUDENTS and staff at a Darlington school are keeping up with the latest technology in the classroom.

A lucky group of 30 pupils and ten teachers at Hummersknott Academy have been given iPads to trial in lessons to see how they can enhance learning and teaching.

The group will be trained on how to use the gadgets, which are small enough to sit alongside exercise books, before seeing how they can be incorporated into lessons, from English, through to science and maths.

Assistant principal Louise Farnell said: “We need to prepare pupils for the future world in which they will be working.

“Increasingly employers are using and developing devices for daily routine tasks and, as such, we need to train our students to use these devices effectively as a tool to work with.”