Thatcham's Whitelands Park Primary School boosted from Lenovo tablets from Yopa
A THATCHAM school has accepted a deposit of state-of-the-art tablets from an estate agent.
Tech for Schools results in estate agent Yopa providing one tablet for every 10 sponsorship boards displayed by parents, guardians or friends of a school for six weeks.
The scheme is free, with a maximum of 60 boards per term, meaning a possible 18 tablets a year for the school.
Thirty-one parents, guardians, extended family and friends of Whitelands Park signed up to the scheme, with the sponsorship boards erected last week.
Local Yopa estate agent Neil Ballard then presented the school with their three tablets on Monday, April 19, when pupils and staff returned from their Easter break.
Whitelands Park Primary School headteacher Matthew Irving said: “Tech for Schools is such a welcome initiative for us. This past year, access to high quality technology has been more important than ever to schools and their pupils, and now we have three brand new tablets from Yopa.
"These will be used to support children’s learning across the curriculum.
“The initiative was easy to run and required very little effort on the part of our families, who were delighted to be able to support the school. This is a simple yet effective way for schools and local businesses to work together to support the education of the children at Whitelands Park Primary School.”
Tech for Schools has been used in Morden, South West London, where Hillcross Primary School benefited from five state-of-the-art Lenovo tablets.
Yopa also provides the school with a unique referral code for people to use when they sell their home with Yopa to get £50 off their fee, with the school receiving a £50 Amazon voucher.
Yopa’s chief marketing officer, Pip Heywood, said: “Tech for Schools was launched to help local schools bring valuable technology into the classroom at a time when technology is so important but securing funding can be frustratingly difficult.
“Technology plays a big part in helping Yopa provide our award-winning service, so this cause is important to us.
"Primary schools are the lifeblood of the local community, so it makes sense for our local agents to build relationships with them.
"We’re thrilled to be able to provide schools with the tools they need to inspire the next generation of coders, creators and technology whizzes.
"We're delighted that more and more schools across the country are signing up to the programme.”
Yopa is offering the scheme nationwide, and for more information contact email@example.com or visit yo.pa/schools