Rotary Club of Washington supporting children through lockdown with 'vital' donation of iPads and laptops to primary school

A community group is supporting school children working from home during the coronavirus lockdown after donating iPads and laptops to a help pupils at a primary school.

Friday, 29th January 2021, 12:38 pm
Updated Friday, 29th January 2021, 12:38 pm
St Joseph's RC Primary School teacher, Claire Hampson (left) receiving a donation from rotarian Kimberley Cheetham

The Rotary Club of Washington put out a call to the community for technology that would be able to help pupils with home learning while schools remain closed, and were able to donate a number of iPads and laptops to St Joseph’s RC Primary School.

The equipment will be used to help support pupils who do not have what they need at home at home while the country remains in a nationwide lockdown.

During the lockdown, The Rotary Club of Washington are doing all the can to support all members of the community.

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Rotarian Neil McOnie, said: “Listening to the news, we know the difficulty young kids are having with home learning and especially the ones who don’t have what they need in the house. We put a call out and got in touch with St Joseph’s and they were over the moon to get some vital help.”

The Rotary Club of Washington are continuing to support the community through the pandemic and anyone interested in donating unwanted iPads and laptops can do so at The Cross Keys in Washington, every Monday, Wednesday or Friday between 4pm-6pm.

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