Donation helps school get online

6 Feb 2024 11:17
Published by: Scott Callan

Handover: School pupils received the laptops from an L&Q representative

PUPILS at a Trafford school are improving their digital confidence thanks to a donation of 10 laptops.
The equipment has been given to Broadoak High School in Partington as part of an initiative by housing association L&Q and Trafford Council.
Headteacher John Knowles said: “We would like to thank L&Q and Trafford Council for this generous donation.
“Our children now have access to their own computer equipment and this will help them to build secure foundations and confidence in our ever-growing digital world.
“This kind donation will help children who are revising for their GCSEs from home.”
Danny Sutherland, workplace technologies analyst at L&Q, said: “Being safe and confident online is increasingly essential in education and the workplace, so we’re glad to be doing what we can to support the pupils’ digital education as part of our on-going investment into the lives of young people in our communities.”
The council has also set up a laptop lending scheme – which includes tablets - at its libraries to enable people who do not have their own devices to get online.
All the borough’s libraries are now Databanks which means people struggling to stay connected on-the-go can collect a free SIM card providing a free six-month package of data, texts and calls.
A number of people have also been gifted a device to help them get online as part of the scheme involving L&Q.

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