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The latest school to officially ban mobile phones has revealed its students have been transformed and are happy they made the change.
Lakes Grammar, located north of the NSW Central Coast, implemented the ban in May due to concerns about students playing video games at school.
Learning - Director - Michelle - Smith - Increase
Teaching and Learning Director Michelle Smith said there had been an noticeable increase in interactions, with students far more likely to go out onto the oval or play games together, the Daily Telegraph reported.
'Board games are coming out, cards are out and they are all interacting. We're even seeing them play hopscotch and the old favourite, duck duck goose. It's really interesting what they have come up with.
Ban - Students - Years - Seniors - Change
The ban has been enforced on students in years 7 to 10 but seniors have started to adopt the change proactively and are limiting their own usage.
'Now they are no longer worried about phones buzzing and messaging between classes,' Ms Smith said.
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