Saturday, March 4, 2017

Francis Douglas Memorial College is turning off the Wi-fi during breaks

School turning off wi-fi internet during lunch breaks to encourage students to talk to each other

Francis Douglas Memorial College is turning off the Wi-fi during breaks in the hope that students will get out and about more.

A secondary school in New Plymouth has started turning off its wi-fi internet network during breaks to encourage students to talk and play with each other.
On a sunny morning, the courtyard of the Francis Douglas Memorial College (FDMC) is a hive of activity and that's exactly what principal Martin Chamberlain wants to see.
Large groups of students at the New Plymouth school are playing handball and there are only a few youngsters on their phones.
"I think it's a big part of the college how we all play handball at the lunch times and it brings us closer all together as boys," 15-year-old Ethan Turner said.
Read it here http://www.stuff.co.nz/taranaki-daily-news/news/89972965/School-turning-off-wi-fi-internet-during-lunch-breaks-to-encourage-students-to-talk-to-each-other

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