Robot goes to school for girl, 17
A ROBOT is set to take the place of a schoolgirl who is unable to attend college because of a rare condition which leaves her bed bound for weeks at a time.
Jade Gadd, from Durham, suffers from Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS), a debilitating disorder which has led to her missing chunks of school in the lead up to her GCSEs.
But now the 17-year-old, of Newton Hall, County Durham, will be able to carry on her studies at the Durham Johnston School thanks to the robot which will go to college while she stays in bed. Jade will be able to control the machine, which has been flown in from Norway, from the comfort of her bedroom using an iPad – allowing her to talk to teachers.
■ Jade Gadd.