GOOD CARE NEWS: Bluebird Care franchise donates laptops to local school

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Bluebird Care’s franchise in West Berkshire has donated five laptops to a local school, supporting children with mobility needs and those who lack IT resources at home.

The donated laptops will join Spurcroft Primary School’s bank of class-based laptops that are used to support pupils throughout their school day.

They will benefit children with specific mobility needs who often use laptops when they need a break from writing, or if they need to write for a long period of time.

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Children who struggle with literacy or maths, or pupils with a lack of IT resources at home can also use the laptops to practice skills online.

Pupils who are self-isolating during the pandemic will also be able to borrow the laptops from school. Spurcroft Primary School said this is particularly helpful for families with multiple children who may not have enough devices for all their children to engage with remote learning lessons.

John Prendergast, director at Bluebird Care West Berkshire, said: “One lovely member of the team, Emma Holgate, suggested donating these laptops to Spurcroft Primary School where all the pupils can benefit from them. We are so passionate about helping the local community, and we thought this was an amazing idea.

“It is wonderful to hear how the pupils will be putting the laptops to great use.”

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