Has the iPad program killed good old-fashioned hands-on activities? The answer is no.

Short answer: No. Not at Melbourne High School. Sure, we have many students using iPads for all sorts of activities (fantastic), but we also have this –

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I hope this post brings a bit of hope to those who think that our so-called ‘digital natives’ are incapable of amusing themselves without technology.

Thank you to Dr Claudio Rigon and his wife, Jun, for donating the fabulous chess table to the library. Within an hour of its installation, there were already many games played.

Interestingly, Dr Claudio and Jun’s son, Dennis, was spotted playing chess at the very table his parents had donated, despite the fact that he didn’t play it at home. We are amused.

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