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Tech to help schools in business programme
4/9/19, 6:12 PM

Tech to help schools in business programme

 

A programme to connect businesses such as Jaguar Land Rover, Tesco and several West Sussex financial firms with schools has been launched at Bishop Luffa School in Chichester.

Business2schools allows pupils to benefit from cutting edge technology and highquality equipment, including state-of-the-art computers – surplus to requirements for businesses, but still fullyfunctional and way beyond the reach of a normal school IT budget – being given to schools in Chichester, Bognor Regis and other areas across the South East.

The hope is to expand the programme across the UK.

Lindsey Parslow, founder of Business2schools, said: “We hope to create an ethical and environmental solution to the way companies in the UK replenish, refurbish or relocate their offices.

“The programme aims to help businesses and schools collaborate in a sustainable way that has the added benefit of improving the level of infrastructure in schools.

“The firms involved have been very generous in terms of their time and investment because they see the importance of ensuring that the future generation and their potential future workforce is prepared for the offices of the future.

“We are extremely grateful for the recognition of all our hard work today. We hope that Bishop Luffa School is just the beginning.”

Austen Hindman, headteacher of Bishop Luffa School said: “The Business2schools platform will allow us to fill classrooms with items that will help students fulfil their potential and provide them with far better technology and inspiring furniture.

“We hope it will also create a stronger relationship between businesses and schools across the UK, so we can also improve the educational experience and career path of students.

“I am delighted that so many businesses have got involved already.”

Richard Snowball from EFG Private Bank said the company was delighted to take part in the scheme, which would help reduce the impact on the environment and support schools on ‘already overstretched’ budgets by providing tools to enrich and enhance their education.

 

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Published Date: 4/9/19, 6:12 PM

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