Queens Park Academy ‘overwhelmed by kindness and generosity of Bedford’

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Just some of the laptops donated to QPA

Following a plea for help from the community to donate unwanted laptops to their school, Queens Park Academy has been overwhelmed with the response.

On Friday, the Bedford Independent reported that many schools, including Queens Park Academy, were struggling to support homeschooled children who didn’t have the necessary tech to take part in online learning.

Read: School launches urgent appeal for 280 laptops for its most vulnerable pupils

Head teacher at QPA, Emma Bolton, said they’d been, “overwhelmed by the kindness and generosity of the people of Bedford.”

“We have already seen the impact the donations are having as we make daily deliveries to families with the devices that have been prepared for use.

“The children are thoroughly enjoying seeing their teachers and friends online.

“Huge thanks must also go to Tom, our IT manager, who has been kept exceptionally busy cleaning up and resetting the devices ready for children to use.”

IT manager, Tom, preparing the laptops for QPA pupils

Emma and the staff and Queens Park Academy were keen to point out that they are still in need of more devices to support their students.

Anyone with a laptop or tablet that they could donate to the school should email headteacher@qpa.uk.net.

Additionally, Bedford Blues rugby ground on Goldington Road can also accept donations of tech devices, as part of the Blues Foundation’s latest charity initiative.

Read:Bedford Blues tackle digital poverty by becoming tech donation hub

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