Bedford school is given more than 50 laptops

The donation is to help students who don't have access to a computer

By Clare Turner
Tuesday, 17th November 2020, 2:42 pm
Updated Tuesday, 17th November 2020, 2:46 pm

Mark Rutherford School has secured funding from the High Sheriff of Bedfordshire and Bedford Rotary Clubs to provide digital devices for any student which doesn't have access to digital devices.

At a time when students are very likely to be affected by disruption to face-to-face education, this donation of 51 laptops will help students and families access remote education during the pandemic.

Headteacher Julie Bloor said: “Students learn in many different ways and technology can provide differentiation in the classroom, giving all students the opportunity for success by allowing them to work through projects at their own pace.”

Mark Rutherford School

Susan Lousada, the High Sheriff of Bedford, said: “We are keen to ensure we help your students and specifically, to help achieve digital equality.

"These laptops are to support students who either, do not currently have access to a computer, or to siblings that need to share their home equipment.

"It will allow them the time they need to focus on their work and improve their learning.”