Poor broadband for 28 primary schools across Wales

The BBC is reporting that poor broadband has affected primary schools across Wales, so much so that their students are struggling to access online educational resources.

Slow broadband speeds have left 28 primary schools facing problems using online learning resources, it has emerged.

Powys and Carmarthenshire each have six schools – the most out of the nine local authority areas affected.

The head teacher of one school described the situation as “a form of rural deprivation”.

The figures were revealed when Montgomeryshire AM Russell George wrote to Education Secretary Kirsty Williams over a complaint he received from Ysgol Pontrobert in Melin, Powys, in his constituency.

In a letter from the school to Mr George, published by the Welsh Conservatives, it said: “Internet speed is so slow here that we cannot achieve hardly any of our tasks from the new digital competency framework. 

“It would take all morning to connect to Hwb – which all Welsh pupils should be actively working on daily.”

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  1. NicolePonsford

    marius_SCiP5 ianfordham SchoolsImprove It’s ridiculous in this day & age more isn’t being done to improve life chances #digitaldivide

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