Hull pupils learn about evolution of telecommunications technology

Published: Sunday 4th December 2016 by Tom Drinkall

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Pupils from Keldmarsh Primary School visited the KCOM Lightstream demonstration suite recently to get an insight into how telecommunications technology has evolved.

Children in year four at the school have been studying communication during the autumn term and the visit helped to bring that learning to life as they walked through over 100 years of telecommunications history during a tour of the suite.

The children learned about the introduction of the first telephone exchange and also had an opportunity to see how fibre broadband is revolutionising the internet world.

Chrissie Shiels, year four teacher at Keldmarsh, said: “We had a fantastic visit to the Lighthouse. The children learnt a lot about the history of communication in our local area and it really helped them to understand how technology has changed in a real and meaningful context.”

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Published: Sunday 4th December 2016 by Tom Drinkall

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  • Kevin Marshall

    Nice of course for the kids the learn about the origins of our telephone company.
    I wonder if they were further told what ‘Monopoly’ means,and no I don’t mean the popular board game ! I have heard that the internet connection in Hull over the weekend was a reckord breaker,in that there were more failed connections than ever before.The help line had a waiting list of 130 in the queue to be answered. Hmm.

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