IT equipment and furniture donations are a massive boost for Burnley primary school

A Burnley primary school has been presented with a selection of IT equipment and furniture from two businesses.

Padiham based Rapid IT presented St Mary Magdalene's RC Primary with 10 desktops, five laptops and an interactive screen during the recent half term break.

Sarah Ginn, who is business manager at the Wellfield Drive school, said: "We were totally overwhelmed by their generosity.

"Schools do not have an everlasting pot of money so donations like this from local companies are vital.

Sarah is presented with some of the equipment by Rob Valinakis who is production manager at Rapid IT.

"During the Covid-19 pandemic schools have had to adapt quickly to home learning and we have been offering fantastic online learning during the lockdowns but unfortunately some children do not have access to a suitable device.

"The wonderful donation from Rapid IT has made a huge difference to the children and their families."

Rapid IT have launched a ‘Tech 4 All Kids’ campaign and will take devices and securely wipe and repair them before offering them to local schools who have pupils struggling to work from home due to the lack of IT equipment.

The school has also sent out a big vote of thanks to Altham based Senator Group for a donation of furniture.

Sarah added: " We cannot thank them enough for their contribution. The furniture will make a huge difference around school.

"School staff have worked tirelessly throughout the pandemic to educate children and, amongst plenty of other things, Senator has donated some furniture for our new staff room.

"This means that staff can now have a nice area to work in away from the classroom."