Following an IT upgrade, Drilling Systems, a world-leader in simulation, had a number of spare laptops, all with Windows 10, webcams and microphones to support home learning, and donated them to the Bourne Academy’s students. Mr Battisby, Head of Simulation is a current Canford parent.
Following an IT upgrade, Drilling Systems, a world-leader in simulation, had a number of spare laptops, all with Windows 10, webcams and microphones to support home learning, and donated them to the Bourne Academy’s students. The Bournemouth school, fully sponsored by Canford for ten years, were delighted with the donation of the laptops for students’ home learning from Mr Battisby, Head of Simulation at 3t Energy Group, which includes Drilling Systems. Mr Battisby’s son Scott, a current Canford pupil, spent his free time making sure the laptops were configured ready for use by The Bourne Academy. A great team effort with a positive outcome!
Business Director at The Bourne Academy, Caroline Gobell said: "We are absolutely delighted to be lucky enough to receive these donated laptops from Drilling Systems, who got in touch with us via our sponsors Canford School, and we are extremely grateful to the company for thinking of us. The laptops will make a massive difference to some of our students who have limited access to remote learning from home during this pandemic. Many families are struggling and these laptop lifelines will take the pressure off family life as a whole, as well as prevent the gap widening between those children with enough resources at home, and those with nothing. This sort of difference is life changing."
The school, which has almost 1,000 students aged 11-18 years old, is sited in one of the UK’s most deprived boroughs and almost 40 per cent of its learners live in poverty. Many of its students are struggling to access online learning with limited resources, so these laptops will go a long way to help.