Somercotes schoolchildren feeling smart thanks to tablet donation

Pupils at a Derbyshire school are feeling extra smart thanks to a special donation.

Tuesday, 23rd March 2021, 9:09 am

Telecoms business A1 Comms, of Turnpike Business Park, Alfreton, has donated 40 smart tablets to Somercotes Infants and Nursery School, in a bid to support the move from home e-learning back into the classroom.

The donation follows Covid-19 measures whch have seen schools closed, forcing pupils to adapt to digital learning at home.

Matt Way, A1 Comms head of operations, whose two children attend the school, said: “The pandemic has presented huge challenges for everyone, but particularly for parents and young children.

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“We hope these tablets will ease the transition back to the classroom.”

Helina Kirkup, school headteacher, said: “The donation is fantastic for the children in our community.

“We’ve faced all sorts of challenges in helping pupils adapt to learning at home. Now they’ve adjusted to digital-based learning through tablets, phones and computers, it’s useful to be able to continue their education in the same vein thanks to this donation.”

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Matt Way, A1 Comms head of operations, hands over a smart tablet to Helina Kirkup, Somercotes Infant and Nursery School headteacher.

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