25 February 2021

Earlier this week we had a very welcomed visitor.  Mr Richard Lea, Secretary for the Rotary Club of South Ribble, kindly delivered a collection of old IT devices donated by its members.

Greeted by Deputy Head, Mrs Cowell, the equipment brought in by Mr Lea ranged from various branded laptops and tablets, all in working order.  

Mrs Cowell said, "We are extremely grateful for the Rotary Club's generous donation.  Our priority will be on getting these devices to students who have no means of accessing IT at home.  These will also go to families were there are simply not enough devices available for each sibling to carry out their individual remote learning."

Mr Lea added, "We in Rotary are committed to supporting the community in general and young people in particular and if these laptops and tablets can help to improve the education and life chances of several young local people then we are pleased to be able to help.”

In conjunction with the government's provision of laptops for the most disadvantaged pupils, we have worked relentlessly to ensure that the lack of access to technology during the lockdown period doesn't become detrimental to our young people's learning.