16th Apr, 2021

Donation of 42 laptops will 'make huge difference' to Dyson Perrins students' lockdown learning

STUDENTS at Dyson Perrins Church of England Academy have received 42 laptops to help them with their lockdown learning.

Claire Lawson, from Handyman House hardware store in Malvern Link, appealed for people to donate any unused devices so they could be distributed for use by schoolchildren in and around Malvern.

More than 70 items have so far been donated by local people and after Dyson Perrins received an initial batch of 30, last week 12 more were sent to the school.

The school’s Mike Gunston said it was fantastic people had been so generous, thanking them and Claire for the laptops.

“They have been prepared by our IT team as quickly as possible and passed on to the students who need them.

“Dyson Perrins has established a comprehensive online programme that gives students access to the full curriculum, but the reality is that not every household has a functioning computer and that many of our students have to share a device with their siblings and parents who are also working from home.

“These extra laptops will make a huge difference to students’ learning and mental well-being, at a time when young people desperately need to stay connected and have some sense of normality.”

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