CIRENCESTER'S water park has given laptop donations to Cotswold schools.

De Vere Cotswold Water Park donated ten laptops to schools in Swindon and Gloucester to support families with home schooling.

Due to the current lockdown schools have had to take lessons online so the company hopes to ensure that children have the technology they need to access learning resources.

With many families juggling work commitments and supporting their children’s education, having access to multiple devices can be difficult and it’s hoped the donation will be a timely relief with the prospect of continued home learning.

Peter Sangster, Venue Director, said: “It is a challenging time for families facing home schooling, especially those who don’t have the equipment they need, so we are absolutely delighted that we are able to donate laptops to schools in Gloucester and Swindon.

"We want to ensure that children are not at risk of falling behind in their studies and can access online learning during lockdown.

"Schools, teachers and families are doing a fantastic job with remote learning and we hope this donation will make it a bit easier for those we’re helping.”

Robert Buckland, MP for South Swindon, Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice, said: “The Government have been doing an excellent job with the ‘get help with technology scheme’ and along with MP Justin Tomlinson, I have been supporting their efforts on a local level here in Swindon.

“I am delighted that De Vere Cotswold Water Park have offered their support with this scheme and I would like to thank them for their generous offer of laptops for students at the Dorcan Academy here in Swindon to help with home schooling.”

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