Funding boost for Malvern school puts tech and online safety at forefront - The Malvern Observer

Funding boost for Malvern school puts tech and online safety at forefront

Malvern Editorial 24th Apr, 2024   0

A MALVERN school is delighted to have received grant funding from a local housing association to improve technology access for students.

St Matthias CE Primary School have been successful in their bid for funding from Platform Housing Group’s Community Chest.

The funding will allow the school to purchase 10 mini iPads. The grant comes from a funding pot for Platform customers and local charities, clubs and other not-for-profit organisations

All applications are assessed against specific eligibility criteria by customers who sit on its Customer Voice Panel. Bids are welcomed if a companies work or project directly benefits Platform customers.

James Thompson, deputy headteacher at the school said: “On behalf of the school community, I would like to thank Platform Housing Group for supporting us.

“Due to the combination of advancements in technology and our ever reducing budgets, some of our technology is becoming dated.

“Benefits will include our young people growing into adults with a better understanding of the digital world and particularly how to stay safe online, increasing personal resilience and better mental health.”

Marion Duffy, chief operations officer at Platform Housing Group said:

“We are delighted to be able to support this project. It will allow the school to enhance its curriculum and safeguard its pupils, as well as providing access to educational resources resulting in improved work and life opportunities.”

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