Downlands Community School have been the grateful recipients of the generosity of our local community, we have received over £7,400 to enable more of our students to have a school laptop at home. We would like to publicly thank those who have supported us already – Pet ID Microchips, Burgess Hill & District Lions Club, the Jupp Family, DMC Partnership & an anonymous donation of £1500.
Despite this generosity we are still in need of many more laptops and we are hoping that our colleagues in the local business community will want to link with us and support us with this initiative.
As you know, all students, apart from key-worker students are remote learning during this current lockdown. Each student needs to have access to a laptop so that they can access their lessons, be they via PowerPoint, Zoom or Teams. While most homes have at least one device, with the majority of parents working from home, there is often not enough technology to go around, to enable everyone to complete the work they need to, be that parents or children. Therefore, we want to enable as many of our students as we can to be given access to laptops that they don’t have to share.
To enable us to raise funds more easily, we have started a Crowdfunding page – link below – and we ask you to take a look at and share with your friends and colleagues, and ask them to share it with theirs. In return, we can offer you advertising space at future school events, discounted hire of our Amphitheatre, public thanks via our social media platforms where we will include links to your social media pages and website, advertising space in event brochures and we would be willing to discuss any other requirements you have in exchange for supporting ‘Laptops for Lockdown’.
The national laptop shortage for students has been well documented recently and we at Downlands Community School want to do all we can to help our young people receive the support and equipment they need in order to continue their learning. These young people are our future and we pride ourselves on doing all we can to help them be the best they can be.
Thank you, in advance for your support, from the staff, students & parents at Downlands Community School.