Royal Marsden donates IT equipment to support local schools in Sutton
The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust has donated over 200 pieces of IT equipment to local schools in Sutton to support children and young people’s learning through the COVID-19 pandemic.
Lisa Emery, Chief Information Officer at The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust, said: “I wanted to try and do something positive and knew that at this time in particular there are a number of local schools and students in need. I'm delighted that The Royal Marsden have been able to work with Sutton Council to make this donation happen and I hope it will make a real difference for students in the local community.”
Carew Academy in Wallington is one of the schools in the borough to have benefitted from the IT donation which included desktops, monitors, keyboards and accessories.
Dan Wilkes, Lead Teacher for Digital Innovation and Remote Learning at The Carew Academy said: “During the current climate it has been particularly difficult to ensure all students have equal opportunities to allow them to excel academically. Not only have these new devices allowed us to ensure students are still able to learn, they have also had a positive impact on the mental wellbeing of our students.
“As a school, we are already implementing how technology can be used in all lessons and will continue to make use of this equipment across the school. The impact of these additional devices has been incredible. On behalf of the whole school community, we’d like to say a huge thank you to The Royal Marsden for their generous donation.”