Society Logo
ME/CFS Australia Ltd
Please click here to donate ME/CFS Australia (SA) Inc
 
 
Facebook
 
ME/CFS AUSTRALIA (SA) INC

Registered Charity 3104

Email:
sacfs@sacfs.asn.au

Mailing address:

PO Box 322,
Modbury,
South Australia 5092

Phone:
1300 128 339

Office Hours:
Monday - Friday,
10am - 4pm
(phone)

ME/CFS Australia (SA) Inc supports the needs of sufferers of Myalgic Encephalomyelitis, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and related illnesses. We do this by providing services and information to members.

Disclaimer

ME/CFS Australia (SA) Inc aims to keep members informed of various research projects, diets, medications, therapies, news items, etc. All communication, both verbal and written, is merely to disseminate information and not to make recommendations or directives.

Unless otherwise stated, the views expressed on this Web site are not necessarily the official views of the Society or its Committee and are not simply an endorsement of products or services.

Become a Member
DOCX Application Form (PDF, 156KB)
Why become a member?

Robots Allow Pupils To Attend School Virtually In Walsall

Thursday 7 February 2019

 

From UK newspaper the Express & Star:

 

Shepwell Short Stay School
Students at Shepwell Short Stay School
 

Robots allow pupils to attend school virtually in Walsall

Robots that allow pupils to virtually attend lessons will be trialled at a Walsall school.

By Jordan Reynolds
6 February 2019
© 2019 MNA.

Shepwell Short Stay School, in Willenhall, is an alternative provision school for children and young people who are unable to attend a mainstream secondary school due to their mental health, illness, autism or teenage pregnancy.

The new technology is being trialled by Shepwell Short Stay School which was part of a successful bid with nine other partners and No Isolation, a Norwegian start-up company.

The project is to support the education of children suffering from long-term physical and mental illness through the introduction of AV1 robots, which would enable the children to virtually attend school, socialise with classmates and remain connected to their home schools and communities.

Stephen Pritchard-Jones, headteacher of Shepwell School said: "It is very exciting to be part of this innovation are for young people in Walsall to be piloting an approach that could benefit other young people with medical needs across the country."

When a child is unwell, and cannot go to school, it will impact on their attendance, their friendships, mental wellbeing and future prospects.

Children who are anticipated to benefit from this approach may be affected by a variety of conditions such as leukaemia, chronic fatigue syndrome, anxiety disorders and recovering from transplants - they will now have the opportunity to participate in school even if they are unable to physically attend.

 

Full article…

 


 

blog comments powered by Disqus
Previous Previous Page