GoFundMe campaign looking to raise £2,000 to buy computers for Wilberfoss School

A fundraising campaign to increase the computer capacity at a village has been launched on the GoFundMe website.

Wednesday, 13th January 2021, 9:30 am
More than £1,400 has been pledged to the Wilberfoss CoE Primary School campaign.

The drive, to buy Chromebooks for Wilberfoss School, was set up by Helen Poyer Turner and has set a fundraising total of £2,000.

There has been an amazing response by residents to the campaign with £1,430 pledged by 34 donors so far.

A statement on GoFundMe said: “The headteacher and staff at Wilberfoss CoE Primary School are working very hard to keep all children engaged in a new style of learning made necessary by yet another lockdown, using all resources possible to help pupils keep up with their education.

“Having a home computer has become vital in the current Covid-19 crisis, but not everyone can afford to buy or borrow a machine.

“Children who are accessing online learning are happy and excited to have a bit of normality, at a time where we’ve all had to adjust to a lifestyle in the unknown.

“They have enjoyed listening to their teachers read or commenting on work they have submitted online through voice notes and messages.

“The school is now at its capacity of Chromebooks that can be loaned out.

“We are now trying to raise money to buy some new Chromebooks for our children to use – every Chromebook bought will also then come back into school, thereby improving the IT offer in school as well.”

○ Visit tinyurl.com/y5zc8kw5 to find out more about the campaign and to pledge funds.