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The pupils who use iPods in class

Ricky at the iPod school

Ricky gets a lesson in why iPods are being used at school

A school in Bolton has given all the kids there an iPod Touch to help them with their lessons.

It cost the school £120,000 to kit out all 900 pupils with the gadgets, but they say it's cheaper than buying new books each year.

Students are able to use the iPods as calculators, dictionaries and to look up information.

And when they've finished their homework they can email it to their teachers from wherever they are.

The school says it usually spends £50,000 a year on books so having iPods will work out cheaper.

And they're all insured just in case anyone breaks or loses one!