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Tablets donated to Welshpool High School

Created on 03/02/2021 @ 10:14

A building contractor has handed 10 new tablets to Welshpool High School to ensure that children without access to quality technology can learn at home during lockdown.

Pave Aways has also given 10 Samsung Galaxy tablets each to Newtown High Schools, Telford Langley School, Shrewsbury Academy and Blacon High School in Chester in an £11,500 gesture to support the communities where it works.

The building firm has a long association of delivering buildings for the education sector and Managing Director Steven Owen said the idea for the donation had come from staff home schooling their own children.

“We realised that studying at home during lockdown because of the Coronavirus pandemic may be hard for some young people if they don’t have the access to the quality technology they need and this could have a long-term effect on their future,” he said.

“Two of our key priorities at Pave Aways are putting something back into the communities where we work and supporting young people, so our donation underlines this. We identified schools based on the percentage of free school meals received and they have been genuinely grateful for our support.” 

Jim Toal, Head Teacher of Welshpool High School, said: “We are very grateful to Pave Aways for the extremely generous donation of 10 tablets. They have been allocated to students who were struggling to access online learning fully from home and have already made a big difference to those students and their families. I would like to thank Pave Aways for such a kind and publicly spirited gesture.”

PICTURE: Pave Aways’ Construction Director Jamie Evans delivering 10 tablets to Business Manager Caroline Jones at Welshpool High School.


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