Pupils in Northampton benefit from laptop donations

30 June 2021
Image taken from the back of a classroom.

Schools in Northampton maintained by leading Infrastructure and facilities management (FM) specialist, Amey, have received laptops and tablets as part of their efforts to help address digital inequality and inclusion.  

The coronavirus pandemic and disruption to education highlighted that not every family has the technology or resources to access online education and support. To help bridge this gap, Amey has embarked on a continuous programme to donate laptops to schools it maintains as part of its FM operations.  

Over 50 re-conditioned laptops and tablets from Amey Defence operations have be donated to local schools in Northampton to help support children with their learning and homework. 

Phil Crick, Regional Operations Director, Amey Secure Infrastructure, said: “It has been well documented that access to education is a key factor in addressing social mobility. At Amey, we want to give everyone the best opportunity to succeed.  The pandemic highlighted how vital access technology is to support children with their learning. The donation of these laptops will go some ways to helping bridge that gap and support pupils with their education beyond Covid as life return to normal.”  

The local schools benefiting from the laptop and tablet donations include: 

Greenfields, St Lukes, Arbours, Abbey, Chiltern, Bridgewater, Hopping Hill, Kingsley, Whitehills Boothville, Hunsbury Park, Millway, Kingsthorpe College, The Duston School, Weston Favell Academy, Abbeyfield and Northampton School for Girls. 

In addition to the donated laptops Amey have also been helping inspire the next generation via their Education Hub and Chat and Learn sessions which give young people, teachers and parents access to learning resources and a chance to find out more about the work of Amey, the careers we have available and hear first-hand from the people who do them.