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School science club pupils develop whiteboard table to help visually-impaired students.

Becky Pedder, 14, Scott Hill, 16, Max Robinson-Lundy, 15 and Christopher Dooley, 15, from Belmont Community School with the special 'whiteboard' that's been produced for the visually impaired.

Becky Pedder, 14, Scott Hill, 16, Max Robinson-Lundy, 15 and Christopher Dooley, 15, from Belmont Community School with the special 'whiteboard' that's been produced for the visually impaired.

MEMBERS of a school’s science club have turned a table into a whiteboard to help visually-impaired students.

The pupils in Belmont Community School’s Key Stage 4 Science Club came up with the idea of turning a desk top into an interactive whiteboard.

They researched and created the device to help their fellow pupils with sight problems learn better in lessons.

Steve Hall, science teacher at the Buckingham Road school, in Durham, said: “The project was something they could really get their teeth into. They wanted to create a second whiteboard in the classroom for those who might struggle to see the characters on the screen at the front.”

Mr Hall said the school does have a few pupils who are visually impaired and hopes they will benefit from the new equipment.

 

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