Johnsons Apparelmaster Hull plant recently donated two of its used laptops to a local Academy, to help them on their quest to improve ICT equipment and capability.
As part of the plant’s Corporate Social Responsibility for 2019, the Academy will be the main focus for Hull, with many other opportunities to provide support.
Dunswell Academy is a very small village school with only 95 pupils currently enrolled. In 2013, they were one of three small village schools threatened with closure, because the East Riding Local Authority deemed that changes to government funding meant that Dunswell was no longer financially viable. After working together with the parents and local community, the school successfully fought to save their premises, but as a result they now operate on a very limited budget.
Alison Oxtoby, Head Teacher at the school commented, "We have minimal flexibility in our school budget and our current fundraising focus is to improve the ICT equipment in school. We require new laptops and more updated tablets. Alongside the school's PTA we have worked hard to raise some funds but this is still not close to where we need to be. Any additional grants would be so gratefully received and would speed up our fundraising focus. Thank you so much to Johnsons Apparelmaster Hull - we really are so grateful to people who support us in all we do."