We've reached £5,975
The appeal total has now reached £5,975 and we are well on our way to making a significant dent in the technology shortfall which is affecting many of our students and their families.
The response so far has been fantastic and we will be increasing the appeal target as soon as we have the latest summary of needs from the school IT department.
Online access over the coming weeks and months will be critical for all students who are now at home with no face-to-face contact with their teachers or friend groups.
School staff are incredibly grateful to everyone who has donated so far and are busy allocating the donated funds to the most urgent cases. This includes an initial immediate provision of 24 laptops and 20 dongles with more in the pipeline.
A huge thank you to the school IT team who have worked over the holiday to ready the laptops and continue to do so this week.
"This has an immediate impact on our ability to provide online learning in this period. We are so overwhelmed by the level of support from our community."
"Absolutely blown away by this. Thank you so much."
Well done everyone - and please keep sharing the appeal. With a concentrated effort we may yet achieve the goal of eliminating the digital divide in our school completely.