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£25,000 grant supplies 20 West Norfolk schools with laptops

Youngsters at 20 primary schools across West Norfolk have received 121 laptops to aid home learning during the pandemic.

The Rotary Club of King’s Lynn secured a grant of £25,000 from the Rank Foundation's Covid-19 Recovery Fund to pay for the laptops, which were arranged through Norfolk County Council.

Michael Walker, president of the Rotary Club, said: "I am very proud that the club had been able to help so many children as a result of this successful bid for funds.

Clenchwarton Primary School (45425312)
Clenchwarton Primary School (45425312)

"Our members are very grateful to the Rank Foundation. We would also like to thank Lady Howard of Castle Rising, for helping so many local schools by providing them with laptops from various sources."

The bid was made before the government announced that schools would re-open on March 8, when many families were struggling to access online learning.

However, despite the return to school, there are still many families whose children do not have computer access at home and these laptops will enable children to catch up on lost learning.

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