Bridging the digital divide

by North Liverpool Academy in Liverpool, England, United Kingdom

Bridging the digital divide
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Raise funds for digital devices that will enable students at home to access the extensive virtual learning being provided by staff at NLA.

by North Liverpool Academy in Liverpool, England, United Kingdom

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North Liverpool Academy truly puts our community and students at the heart of what we do.  Time and time again during periods of crisis, our family team of staff have made sure that our students have access to food during lockdown, presents during Christmas holidays and a high-quality provision of both printed work and online virtual learning via Google Classroom during the current pandemic.

Despite the best national efforts of providing laptops, wireless routers and data-enabled SIM cards, many of our students are still disadvantaged in having no digital access to online learning during periods of isolation or lockdown.  The allocation given falls short of what we need to enable these generations of students to thrive in their education in unprecedented times.

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/education/education-news/laptops-schools-lockdown-government-scheme-b1787283.html

https://news.sky.com/story/covid-19-headteachers-anger-at-being-unable-to-order-pupils-laptops-for-remote-learning-12180443

Our aim is to raise money for cost-effective digital devices to help bridge the digital divide, and enable students in our local community who so desperately want to access their online learning, the means to do so.

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Any monies raised (be it pennies or pounds) would enable us to purchase 'Raspberry Pi 400' kits which currently retail for £90-£100 online as a complete kit.  This kit includes a modern spec computer capable of 4k video, provision of a Google Chromebook-like operating system and sufficient resource to run modern applications - all contained within the keyboard.  The kit simply plugs into a HDMI port of a television and off they go!

Every penny raised would go to supporting this goal.  

Thank you for any support you can give.

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