PUPILS at rural schools in Ryedale are being brought together with the help of new technology.

Luttons Primary School has received a number of Google Chromebooks as part of a bid with a cluster of schools, which work together to improve learning and social skills of students, as well as support and professional development of staff.

The children will be able to produce pieces of work on the devices and, with the wi-fi connection, their teacher will be able to give feedback to them as they type. Pupils from different schools will also be able to interact in lessons, providing peer assessment and working together on various projects.

Alison Stephenson, acting headteacher, said: “The modern world revolves around technology, the internet and the use of wi-fi. It is essential that children of today have access to modern technology.

“The introduction of the Chromebooks in school gives them that opportunity as well as enhancing their everyday learning in every area of the curriculum.”