A school in Iowa has trained a selection of its students to provide IT help desk support.

The group of 41 students spend their breaks troubleshooting problems and even setting up the school's mobile iBook labs for lessons.

Teacher Mary Zirkelbach told DesMonies Register: "Then the teacher is free to help other students or work with the lessons."

12-year-old sixth-grader Nick Vogel helps students solve hardware problems in his classroom when the iBooks are used. "So the teacher's not pulled in a bunch of different directions," he explained.