Computers donated to support pupils during lockdown

30 Mar 2020
Perth High School

 

In the last week before schools closed, Kate Farrell, Director of Curriculum Development and Professional Learning for the Data Education in Schools project, loaded up her car and delivered a total of 30 computers to high schools across the City of Edinburgh and to Perth.

The computers were donated to help computing students (who do not have access to a computer at home) during the period of school closure caused by COVID-19.

The University is delighted to be loaning these computers to pupils to help them keep up their studies and improve their computing skills through the coronavirus closures - Kate Farrell

The computer donation scheme was led by the University's Data Education in Schools team and the University of Edinburgh PC Reuse Project which aims to reduce the environmental impact caused by disposing used computers.

Computer donation
Computer donation

Firrhill High School with Alan Whyte, Curriculum Leader for Computing, and at Liberton High School with Stephen Kelly, Head Teacher.

Computer donation
Computer donation

Perth High School (Kate Farrell and Computing Science teacher Matthew Mackie with a group of pupils) and Queensferry High School (Computing Science teacher Andrew Douglas)

Computer donation

Leith Academy with Mike Irving, Head Teacher (middle) and colleagues