Students of independent school Catch22 were presented with new laptops this month, after The Rotary Club of Kings Lynn raised £2,400 for the school with a Charity Golf Match.
Catch22, on the North Lynn industrial estate, is one of six schools across Norfolk that provide education for students aged 11-16 who have struggled in mainstream schooling.
Rotary Community Services chairman Mark Walker made contact with the school when he began organising the Charity Golf Match. After discussing the school’s needs with staff, the club decided to use funds raised to support the school’s unique style of education.
The school has a ratio of 1 teacher to every 4 pupils, plus support workers. Through providing a diverse and personalised curriculum, and the opportunity to take part in work experience placements, teachers are able to reach out to students and help them to learn in ways that would not be possible in mainstream education.
After discovering the school had a shortage of computers, the money raised by the event on 2nd March went towards buying 10 new Dell laptops. These were then specially programmed and presented to the school by Rotary President Keith Boyce, Mark Walker and Vice President Michael Pellizzaro. The Rotary Club of Kings Lynn has pledged to stay in contact with the school to continue to support them in whatever way they can.