Member for Page, Janelle Saffin, has welcomed the delivery of 655 laptops to six local high schools in Page, in the latest roll out of the Rudd Government’s Digital Revolution.

The laptops are being delivered under the $2.1 billion National Secondary School Computer Fund, which is providing computer access for every secondary school student in years 9-12 by 2011.

Ms Saffin said this is about ensuring Australian students are equipped with the skills they need for the workforce of the future.

“The laptops are complete with the latest Microsoft and Adobe software, giving students access to more learning tools than ever before,” she said.

“The first laptops will be delivered to Woodenbong Central School, Casino High School, Southern Cross School, Alstonville High School, Ballina High School and Evans River Community School.

“In NSW Government schools, the roll out of laptops is beginning with Year 9 students, and they will be able to keep their laptops when they finish Year 12.

“Over the next four years students in each Year 9 class will receive a laptop.

“The Digital Education Revolution is helping to bring our classrooms into the 21st Century.”