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Around 100 second-hand laptops donated to local schools in the Arun District

The computers had reached the end of their business life as they were no longer effective at running council systems.

This is part of an ongoing scheme in which the Council donate a computer equipment to local schools if it is still functional for basic use. This donation brings the total donation of second-hand computers to over 250.

The laptops will be repurposed and setup for pupils who do not have access to a computer for home learning and will give them a chance to catch-up after the disruption COVID-19 caused to their education. The schools aim to provide for pupils from low-income families and those eligible for free school meals (FSM). They also plan to lend them to Ukrainian families who have recently arrived in the country to support their learning.

Councillor Shaun Gunner, Leader of the Council said:

“We are proud that once again we can give a new start to our laptops by finding them a new home in our local schools. Not only have children benefitted - and the schools saved money - but the environment has too! I would encourage everyone to think twice about what they are doing with their old electrical equipment and I'm proud that the council is leading by example."

When your computer or laptop is no longer of use, please consider donating it to a school or group which might benefit from it. The BBC – Give a Laptop page has a list of companies and charities that can help and can be found here BBC - Give a laptop

If it no longer works, you can take it to your local Household Recycling Centre or search online for a group that might be able to repair it and pass it on, such as WeeeCharity, a not-for-profit charity that aims to reduce the amount of WEEE [Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment] going to landfill. They can be found at www.weeecharity.co.uk

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