A Cumbrian housebuilder has donated 15 tablet computers to a primary school.
Story Homes, which is headquartered in Carlisle, gave the tablets to pupils at the city’s Upperby Primary School in Carlisle.
Story identified that the tablets were no longer required by the business and gifted the devices to school – which is within walking distance to the housebuilder’s development The Ridings – to distribute to children who are most in need of the technology.
Hayley Blair, sales director at Story Homes said: “We know how hard home schooling can be, especially for those who don’t have access to the tools that can make it more manageable.
“The tablets will be given to the students at Upperby Primary School who need them most to support with home learning.
“Our local communities matter to us and we always endeavour to be a good neighbour to those who live close to our developments.
“Lockdown has been really tough on everyone, but especially children and their teachers, so we are thrilled to be able to offer a little help to these students with their education.”
Jose Hodgkins, headteacher at Upperby Primary School said: “We are extremely grateful to Story Homes for the donation of these tablets, they will be a great help to our students who don’t have access to a laptop or computer at home.
“The technology for home schooling has been a challenge for everyone, and I speak on behalf of both the students and parents when I say these tablets will make a world of difference.”