Saturday, 23 January 2021

True Potential donates to support local students learn online

The past year has been difficult for school pupils, with school closures changing the way that our students learn. This month, many students have once again had to switch to home-learning, as due to the rapid increase in coronavirus cases seen across the country, schools are currently closed to all but vulnerable children and children of key workers.

Remote learning has been particularly challenging for students who do not have access to technology devices and internet services. That is why financial technology business True Potential has purchased laptops and tablet devices for local primary schools and academies in Northumberland and Newcastle, with more still to follow.

As well as buying new laptops for our local schools, True Potential is also offering many of its unused laptops.

I am now supporting True Potential to distribute the devices among local schools so that we can get them to the families that need them most for remote learning.

I know how challenging remote learning can be for students and their families. It is so important that every student has access to the resources they need to continue their education from home, and I am incredibly grateful to True Potential for the wonderful work they are doing to support our local students.

If you do not have access to a laptop, tablet or the internet to assist with remote education, you should contact your child’s school.