BBC: Laptops for Kids joins the BBC's Make a Difference Campaign
Posted on Jan 25, 2021.
Laptops for Kids is delighted to feature as part of the BBC's Make a Difference Campaign and is now listed on their Give a Laptop page.
The Star: How South Yorkshire firm's £400,000 will help families get connected
Posted on Jan 21, 2021.
South Yorkshire firm, AESSEAL have donated £400,000 to the Laptops for Kids campaign. This will be used to purchase dongles to help pupils get connected as well as to supply laptops to 1,500 households in Rotherham.
Rotherham is the latest area to launch the campaign to help tackle the digital divide and will be joining Lancaster, Barnsley, Doncaster and the North East, who are all running schemes in partnership with Laptops for Kids.
The Star: Laptops For Kids Campaign
Posted on Jan 20, 2021.
The Star speaks to Robert Robinson about coming across the Laptops for Kids website and how his daughter has already started uploading her school work onto the Seesaw App, ready for teachers to view: "It’s opened my daughter’s world up in lockdown," says Sheffield dad gifted a laptop from Laptops For Kids
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.