Church buys laptops for Raunds pupils

New laptops have been given to pupils at the town's Manor School Sports College and Windmill Primary School

Tuesday, 9th February 2021, 4:14 pm

Members of Central Vineyard Church in Raunds recently held a collection to buy new laptops for disadvantaged children in the town.

They were delighted to be able to hand over three new laptops to Manor School Sports College.

Chris Bateman, assistant principal at Manor School Sports College, said: “The need for students to have access to high quality technology has become ever more apparent during this pandemic, enabling them to engage in their remote education, both for the benefit of learning and the interaction with peers and teachers that it provides.

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Suzanne Edwards, principal at Windmill School (back right), with Windmill pupils alongside Sandra Willetts and Liz Harris from Central Vineyard Church Raunds

"Manor School extends our thanks to the congregation of Central Vineyard Church for their support and the impact they will have on the young people in our community.”

The church has also paid for some laptops for pupils at Windmill Primary School in the town.

However, the church says it has not finished yet and would like to raise more funds for additional laptops for schools in Raunds.

A spokesman for the church said: "You do not have to be part of the church to help, just want to help our young at this difficult time.

Chris Bateman, assistant principal at Manor School Sports College (right), with Sandra Willetts and Dick Casey from Central Vineyard Church in Raunds

"If you would like to help disadvantaged students in Raunds then you can. Every penny counts."

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