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NDA donates 45 laptops to help pupils study remotely

The NDA donates 45 laptops to schools

Youngsters from two West Cumbrian schools were given 45 laptops by the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority to help support remote learning. 

Students from Solway Community School in Silloth and Beacon Hill School in Aspatria have benefitted from a scheme designed to reuse IT equipment that the authority no longer needs. 

Judith Schafer, executive headteacher for the two schools, said: “It has become vitally important that our students can continue learning remotely.

“The laptops provided by the NDA will give these students the quality equipment and support they need to ensure they are able to continue their education remotely where necessary.”

Fifty-five more laptops have been set aside for donation in the future, as the scheme develops.

Frank Rainford, group director of security and corporate services at the authority, said: “We are delighted to see so many young people benefit from our IT equipment.

“We hope this initiative will continue to inspire pupils in their education, ensuring no pupil misses out on an opportunity to learn.”

The Nuclear Decommissioning Authority has also given pupils access to eight nuclear graduates who have tutored year 11 students in subjects including science, engineering, and maths. 

That scheme will run until September 2021.