Ro­bot goes to school for girl, 17

The Sunday Post (Newcastle) - - EXCLUSIVE -

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.

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