Pendle Community High School & College were delighted to have been chosen to receive 10 free laptops as part of Asda’s ‘Free Laptops for Schools’ initiative. The school was nominated by their Community Colleague at the Colne store, Diane Springthorpe, with whom they have an existing partnership through the community outreach programme.

Asda teamed up with Dell Technologies to provide a total of 7000 laptops to schools across the UK to help those children who are at risk of falling behind in their education because they do not have the technology to take part in online lessons during lockdown. Each laptop comes with a tech bundle that includes a headset and a mobile internet dongle with a data allowance of 20gb from Asda’s network partner Vodafone. The dongle and data allowance has been funded by a separate £500,000 contribution from the retailer’s charity arm, The Asda Foundation.

Debra Grogan, Headteacher said “Digital exclusion is an issue that affects many of our families and we have been working harder than ever to address this issue with the impact of Covid-19 and subsequent lockdowns. This donation from Asda will help us to break down these digital barriers and enable more of our students to access remote learning.”

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