• Pupils have benefited from digital classroom programme, says Samsung

Nine in ten British primary schools who participated a digital classroom programme organised by Samsung over the past three years have seen major benefits, according to research by the tech giant.

The study found that 89% of primary school pupils in the programme believed that learning with IT equipment, for example tablets, helped them to learn digital skills. While 81% said they now find it easier to do a variety of tasks on computers and 79% think that they now work better with their classmates.

At the beginning of this year, just 28% of the pupils said that they code frequently and find it easy to use computers and tablets. That number has now risen to 57%. The percentage of children in the programme who find apps an easy and effective way to learn has also increased from 64% to 83%.

Aleyne Johnson, head of government relations and citizenship at Samsung UK, said that the company is delighted that the last three years have shown “a positive shift in pupils’ attitudes to learning as a result of integrating more technology into lessons.”

She added that the company was hoping to create “innovative digital learning environments across to the UK to support and invest in the workforce of tomorrow.”