Asda surprises Ipswich primary school with 10 new laptops
- Credit: Asda
Stoke Park Asda has donated 10 new laptops to an Ipswich primary school as part of a national scheme to help families left behind during the coronavirus lockdown.
Community champion for the store Teresa Davidson arranged for the surprise delivery to be dropped off at Hillside Primary School as part of the supermarket’s initiative to provide over 7,000 laptops to schools across the UK.
She said: "I formed a relationship with Hillside Primary through their Rotakids club and I know what a massive difference this donation is going to make to the school on receiving these laptops.
"I’m proud that Asda can help to play a small part in helping to break down the digital barriers so they can children can continue their education remotely both now and in the future.”
Each laptop comes with a tech bundle that includes a headset and a mobile internet dongle with a data allowance of 20gb from Asda’s network partner Vodafone.
The school was nominated as there are a proportion of families struggling to access technology.
Headteacher Tracy Mckenzie added: “It was such a surprise and we can’t thank Asda enough for choosing our school to receive these laptops."
- 1 Three youngsters try to kick down Ipswich family's door
- 2 Face masks to be compulsory in shops and public transport, PM announces
- 3 European store wants to sell alcohol at old Co-op store in Ipswich
- 4 Van driver jailed after A12 crash left motorist with life-changing injuries
- 5 Snow falls in Suffolk overnight as cold snap set to continue
- 6 Homes with 'stunning' coastal views by Felixstowe golf club up for sale
- 7 More than 20 drivers caught at speeds of 100mph on A14 within an hour
- 8 Matchday Recap: Outrageous Celina wins it for Town
- 9 Could American fast food chain Wendy's open a Suffolk restaurant next year?
- 10 Ipswich homes left without electricity after power cut