Tue. Oct 19th, 2021

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Friends indeed!

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The Friends of Freshwater Library have come to the aid of a local school.

St Saviour’s Catholic Primary School, Totland, had issued a plea for more laptops and tablets to help with their pupils’ home schooling.
A Friends spokesman explained: “There’s not much we are able to do at the moment, but we thought of something which we believe will be of great value to a few families in the community.
“We decided to donate several pieces of IT equipment to St Saviour’s to enable home schooling for any families who don’t have the necessary equipment at home.
“We have given them four laptops and three tablets which were originally purchased a few years ago with a grant from Spectrum Housing Group.

“The kit was used for adult IT training but has languished unused for a long time now, so we thought it appropriate to put it to good use once again for the benefit of the community.
“We have retained one of each of the devices for our own future use, when we have talks and films and so on.
“We were delighted to be able to assist in some small way during this pandemic, particularly by helping support local families with the difficult task of home schooling.”
St Saviour’s head teacher, Gina Owrid, was delighted to receive the laptops and tablets.