Pupils celebrate their new IT suite

Pupils at North Stainley Primary School trying out their new laptops and an interactive whiteboard. (S)
Pupils at North Stainley Primary School trying out their new laptops and an interactive whiteboard. (S)

NORTH STAINLEY Primary School is celebrating after it raised enough money for a new IT suite.

The school now has 14 laptops, enough for each key stage two pupil to work on their own.

Pupils can also use a new interactive whiteboard in the school’s library.

Headteacher Mrs Watts thanked the parents and governors who helped raise the funds.

“We are lucky to have such a dedicated group of parents who have organised some excellent fund raising events this year. These have been well supported by parents, relatives and our community. We are very grateful to everyone who donated money from within the community and to Mrs Maddison – our governor who has applied for the grants,” she said.

Staff, governors and pupils at the school decided they wanted to upgrade their IT equipment and set about raising money.

Thanks to support from local businesses and the community as well as various grants, they were able to raise the money needed in only one term and are delighted with their new computers.

The appeal was supported by a number of local businesses, including Robinson Bobcat Hire, Maddison James Associates, MPA and Lightwater Valley; and it received grants from North Yorkshire County Council, Awards for All, and £2000 from Friends of North Stainley School.

Now the school is planning an internet safety course for pupils.