Leeds-based Rhodar, a leading specialist enabling works provider of asbestos removal, demolition and remediation services, has donated 12 tablets to Farfield Primary School in Bradford to support its students across all key stage development areas. The tablets were fully refurbished by Rhodar’s IT specialists and will be used to support students in developing their technology, mathematics, and English skills with educational games and apps.
The tablets will also be used at Breakfast Club alongside other activities such as table football and arts and crafts. On Fridays the school offers students half an hour of ‘Golden Time’ where they choose fun activities and games for a reward at the end of the week. The tablets will also be brought into classrooms as a bonus treat for this.
Ewan Clark, business manager at Farfield Primary School, said: “We are so pleased to have been given these tablets because now-a-days you think that everyone at home has a tablet, but that isn’t always the case for our children. This donation gives them the opportunity to become familiar with the technology now in every day use at high school and for workplaces. Everyone was so excited, especially the school council once we were informed.
“Earlier in the year, the children created a wish list of equipment and activities they wanted for the school and tablets were at the very top. We’d all like to say a big thank you to Rhodar for this generous donation.”
Raj Penaser, IT manager at Rhodar, said: “It’s a privilege to be able to donate these tablets to Farfield Primary School. New technology is constantly being developed but products can often come with an expensive price tag, meaning tablets and similar gadgets aren’t accessible to everyone. With this donation, we hope the children at Farfield are able to engage with their lessons through technology and that it helps prepare them for the future.”