Somercotes schoolchildren feeling smart thanks to tablet donation
Pupils at a Derbyshire school are feeling extra smart thanks to a special donation.
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.
“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.”