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Sixth-formers at a Haringey school have received a boost to their studies with the arrival of 30 laptops.
The computers have been donated to the Harris Academy Tottenham by the Bishop Stortford-based IT company ITVET Ltd.
This donation comes as part of its “Laptops for Schools” scheme which refurbs old laptops passed on by companies which no longer have use for them.
The laptops are then distributed to schools to be used by students who need them most. These students are often from the poorest households, which helps to bridge the digital divide and improves their learning outcomes.
Sixth-formers will be loaned the laptops on a rolling basis, to assist with coursework, virtual work experience and homework.
Harris Tottenham’s Allan Paltzer said: “We are extremely grateful for the laptops which will make a huge difference to our cohort and has further helped us ensure that all our students are supported to perform to the best of their academic potential. Our sincerest thanks to ITVET for the donation and to Visionpath for making the introduction.”
Richard Fountain, CEO of ITVET, said: “We are honoured to be able to facilitate this donation of 30 laptops to the Harris Academy in Tottenham. Online learning is now a vital part of a young person’s education, sadly there are many that do not have access to an Internet enabled device such as a laptop or tablet etc. We also thank the many companies who have donated old laptops and funded the installation of new hard drives. Without these kind donations the scheme could not grow.”
Harris Tottenham is part of the Harris Federation, the largest academies trust in the south-east if England.