Anglo American donates 15 laptops to support online learning at George Pindar School

A Scarborough school has received 15 laptops to help support children who are learning remotely during the coronavirus lockdown.

Thursday, 11th June 2020, 12:00 pm
Updated Thursday, 11th June 2020, 12:14 pm
George Pindar principal Lesley Welsh is pictured with Matt Parsons, external affairs manager at Anglo American.

Leading mining company Anglo American, which is developing the Woodsmith Project in Whitby and Redcar, has donated the computers to George Pindar School in Eastfield as part of an ongoing collaborative partnership.

Since the end of March, the school has only been open to vulnerable children and children of key workers, so the majority of students have been learning via an online platform.

Principal at George Pindar School, Lesley Welsh, said: “We have been faced with so many challenges over the past few months and have done our utmost to make sure that our students can continue their education, be that in school or at home.

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“For some of our students, being able to access online learning has been problematic as not all of our families have a laptop or computer, and some have to share devices with parents and siblings.

“This generous donation from Anglo American has made such a difference and means that we can offer more support where it is needed most. We are so grateful!”

Matt Parsons, external affairs manager at Anglo American, said: “We understand how difficult the situation is for everyone at the moment, particularly for children to keep up with their schoolwork

“Helping young people overcome barriers to achievement and good career opportunities is a major part of the community work we’re doing. So we are delighted to be able to help the students at George Pindar to do that with this initiative.”