Bedford students benefit from laptops to help access remote learning during lockdown

Schools moved to remote learning for most pupils when the country went into lockdown on January 4

A school in Bedford has received laptops from the Department for Education to help those most in need access remote education during lockdown.

Mark Rutherford School will receive 64 laptops for those in most need of improved technology through the Government scheme, as students return to learning from home with remote education.

Deputy Headteacher Kelli Foster said: “Without the appropriate technology, the challenges of the current lockdown could have a detrimental impact on student’s education and welfare, particularly the most vulnerable.

Mark Rutherford Students benefit from 64 laptops for those in most need of improved technology through the Government scheme

"This technology will remove some of the barriers faced with remote learning.

"I am so proud of the mature response shown by our students and as school leaders endeavour to refine education or provision by always putting well-being and safety first”.