If your business is moving, or you’re updating your tech and office furniture, why don’t you think about donating the things you no longer need to Business2Schools?
State school tech is replenished on average every 10 years, where a business changes their devices every 3-5 years. This means several years of purposeful life in devices can be re-homed to upgrade the PCs, laptops and tablets in schools.
During the pandemic the need to access online learning for all pupils was so important; and we need to continue to ensure that every child has a laptop or tablet to use for the duration of their education.
Over the last 3 years, we have re-homed in the region of £30M of furniture and tech that was being replaced in offices and given it new homes in state schools across the UK.
The value to the school means they can reserve their budgets for pupil needs rather than spend them on infrastructure. The items donated, particularly tech is far more powerful, and quicker than anything a school could afford. Furniture of great quality enables schools to upgrade the environment where children learn. The businesses that have been involved have loved seeing their furniture re-homed and re-used, with everything possible making an impact on education.
The first junior school we helped by giving newer computers saw their SATs results go above national average for the first time. ICT classes we have upgraded have seen lessons getting quicker rather than waiting for old tech to load. If we save a classroom 10 minutes waiting for old tech to load, they get 6 extra lessons a year. These are fantastic measures of the wider benefits of these donations.
Our growing list of partners have been amazing in getting behind the initiative, furniture they once loved is being enjoyed in schools; providing a tangible experience to young people who are helping contribute to saving our planet and learning exactly what being part of a circular economy means. Most importantly it has created a platform where office infrastructure that has purposeful and sustainable life left in it, will never need to be destroyed.
Please support this initiative if you can, so that together we can make an ethical and positive contribution to state schools, creating better opportunities in the future for children in the UK.
It’s a great way to measure your corporate social responsibility and your environmental goals.
Lindsey Parslow, Chief Executive Business2Schools