Pupils' joy over laptop donation

Pupils at a Trafford school are over the moon thanks to a donation of 10 laptops by local housing association L&Q and Trafford Council.

The donation to students at Broadoak High School in Partington was made when representatives from L&Q and Trafford Council visited the school recently.

John Knowles, Headteacher at Broadoak High School, said: “We would like to thank L&Q and Trafford Council for this generous donation. Our children now have access to their own computer equipment and this will help them to build secure foundations and confidence in our ever-growing digital world. This kind donation will help children who are revising for their GCSEs from home.”

Danny Sutherland, Workplace Technologies Analyst at L&Q, said: “Being safe and confident online is increasingly essential in education and the workplace, so we’re glad to be doing what we can to support the pupils’ digital education as part of our on-going investment into the lives of young people in our communities.”

Cllr Liz Patel, Trafford Council’s Executive Member for Economy and Regeneration, said: “Thank you so much to L&Q for providing these laptops and to Trafford Council for helping distribute them to Broadoak School pupils. It is so important that all pupils are given access to get online.”

Trafford Council is signed up to the Local Digital Declaration in a commitment to make service delivery more efficient and make digital access easier for residents. The Council has also set up a laptop lending scheme – which includes tablets - at its libraries to enable people who do not have their own devices to get online. Also, all of Trafford’s Libraries are now Databanks which means residents struggling to stay connected on-the-go can collect a free SIM card providing a free 6 month package of data, texts and calls.

A number of residents across Trafford have also been gifted a device to help them get online as part of this latest scheme by L&Q and the Council. 

Posted on Monday 15th January 2024