The Yorkshire Post: Why failure to equip school children with technology would be economic arson
Posted on Jan 13, 2021.
Castro Hart-Richards (pictured with his mother Vikki Hart above) - is now able to participate fully in remote learning thanks to receiving a device donated to the Laptops for Kids campaign.
The Star: A 2020 summary of how the Laptops for Kids campaign is helping Sheffield’s next generation
Posted on Dec 08, 2020.
We are so grateful to all of the businesses and organisations who have come forward to offer donations of devices to the Laptops for Kids campaign, including: DLA Piper, Benchmark Recruit and City Taxis. Individuals are now also welcome to donate their old tech to help tackle the digital divide in our region. Any data on the devices will be wiped thanks to the support of Blancco, who are donating licenses to the campaign - with all laptops then being distributed to local schools.
BBC News: School laptops - Unions warn of devices shortage
Posted on Nov 10, 2020.
Over the past nine months, thousands of young people in Sheffield have been left unable to complete their school work from not having access to a computer or the Internet. The BBC meets a family in Sheffield who were one of the first to benefit from the Laptops for Kids Campaign shortly after it launched last year.
Wired: How the pandemic broke Britain’s schools and stranded a generation
Posted on Nov 03, 2020.
Laptops for Kids features in an article in Wired, where David Richards explains how businesses in Sheffield are donating their old tech for use by school pupils. Though some devices may be too old for use by companies, they are perfect for school children. This is a scalable model and already being rolled out in other areas of the UK. Lowfield Primary in Sheffield receives a delivery of laptops to be distributed to pupils who, until now, have been unable to access remote learning.