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RSC and SCC partnership provides laptops and data to support remote working in Warwickshire

Editorial Correspondent 3rd Nov, 2020 Updated: 3rd Nov, 2020

THE ROYAL Shakespeare Company has partnered with IT solutions company SCC to provide laptops and free data to young people across Warwickshire.

Pupils from RSC ‘Associate Schools’ will receive a laptop and a year’s worth of free data each to support them through the challenges of the current academic year. The equipment will ensure they can access high quality learning and arts opportunities at home as well as in school.

The schools include Welcombe Hills in Stratford, Sydenham Primary and Lighthorne Heath Primary in Leamington and Newburgh Primary School in Warwick.

The RSC’s network of ‘Associate Schools’ around the country focuses on areas with limited access to arts learning opportunities and households without access to computers or the internet.

The project is being funded by SCC’s charitable trust, which has long invested in causes relating to lifelong learning, health and education.

This project comes at a crucial time for many young people who are relying more heavily on remote learning and digital access during the ongoing pandemic.

RSC director of education Jacqui O’Hanlon said: “This is one of the most challenging times to be in education, either as a teacher or student. The ability of schools and families to adapt quickly and easily to the changing context is being constantly tested. This wonderful gift from SCC’s charitable trust means that 250 children will be able to access online learning opportunities wherever they are, and ensure they are acquiring important new skills along the way. The next few months continue to be uncertain, but these young people will have the right tools to keep on progressing and developing, supported both by technology and the talents of their dedicated teachers.”

SSC’s UK CEO Mike Swain added: “The impact of covid 19 has accelerated the requirement for us all to be more reliant on digital access and it’s easy to forget that this is a privilege not afforded to everyone. We hope this donation through our charitable trust to children in Birmingham and Warwickshire will improve their learning experience and help them to unleash their potential.”Partner

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