Lions add extra byte to Wetherby High lessons
Wetherby District Lions have donated £1,800 to Wetherby High to help provide IT equipment for students who have been unable to attend due to the COVID-19 restrictions.
Lion President, Tim Ritson, explained that the donation was to help with home education.
“Not all families are able to provide the necessary IT equipment for their children.
“Thanks to the great work of the Lions and support from the local business community, we are in a position to fund laptops for students.
“This Coronavirus pandemic is hurting lots of local people in many different ways - just because we are all social distancing doesn’t stop us from caring - we are doing whatever we can.”
Executive Head of the school, Lucie Lakin said: “The amazing donation of £1,800 from Wetherby Lions at the start of the COVID outbreak has enabled Wetherby High School to purchase a number of laptops to support students without access to a PC or laptop to have the best opportunities to continue with their learning during the closure period.
“The impact of this support on learning for these students is making such an amazing difference and will help to ensure that all students return to school having had access to the all the resources they require to continue with their academic development.
“We cannot thank you enough for your support which has been so greatly received by our students and families.”
Pictured: Ken Campbell of Wetherby Lions presents one of the laptops to Sam Jefferson, Headteacher at Wetherby High School.