Scottish pupils benefit from laptop donations

17 June 2021
Image of two people holding a laptop that are being donated to Scottish schools.

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

The Coronavirus pandemic and its 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 60 re-conditioned machines from Amey’s Defence operations have been donated to local schools in Clackmannanshire and Dumfries and Galloway to help support children with their learning and homework. 

Frazer Meiklejohn, Operations Director for Scotland, 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 to technology is, to support children with their learning. The donation of the laptops will help bridge that gap and support pupils with their education beyond Covid 19 as life returns to normal.” 

In addition to the laptops, Amey has also been helping inspire the next generation via their Education Hub and Chat and Learn sessions. The learning platform gives young people, teachers, and parents access to learning resources and a chance to find out more about the work of Amey and careers available.