Welwyn Garden City teen laps up new way of studying

AFTER being diagnosed with diabetes, WGC teenager Sophie Washington has been in and out of hospital. After three months in the children's ward at the Lister Hospital, and regular appointments since then, she was in danger of falling way behind in her

AFTER being diagnosed with diabetes, WGC teenager Sophie Washington has been in and out of hospital.

After three months in the children's ward at the Lister Hospital, and regular appointments since then, she was in danger of falling way behind in her school work.

But that is all set to change, as the Stevenage hospital has launched a new service enabling youngsters to keep up with their education online.

It has teamed up with Hatfield-based T-Mobile and AVC, a Stevenage IT company, to offer two state-of-the-art laptops with full wireless internet access, for the use of patients in the children's ward.


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And Sophie said the computers will make a massive difference to the lives of all the young people on the ward.

You can read what the 13-year-old thinks about the new service in this week's Welwyn & Hatfield Times, out now.

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