CHILDREN from Leigh Church of England Academy have been given a helping hand with their lockdown learning after Coventry-based Marchant Cain Group donated some digital devices.
After discussions between the firm and headteacher Lynn Lee, it was revealed the school was very much in need of some Amazon Fire tablets to help support the pupils during the pandemic.
The company’s director Pamela Cain, who attended the school when it was known as Westwood Heath C of E, said was thrilled to be able to make the donation.
“We heard on the news pupils trying to learn from home during the pandemic are often trying to do so without any digital devices, or schools are operating with too few so we wanted to do something to change that.
“We got in touch with Mrs Lee who asked if the company could provide some Amazon Fire tablets as that is what the children were already using and we were only too pleased to help.”
Ms Cain added she enjoyed her time at the school.
“It relocated to Plants Hill Crescent when the original building was sold, but I have very happy memories of being there and it had quite an influence on me, so I was very happy to be giving back and offering a helping hand.”
The Marchant Cain Group is a member of the Coventry and Warwickshire Chamber of Commerce.
Hazel Pilling, membership manager at the Chamber, said: “It is always fantastic to see members giving back to the community and being part of it. Businesses do play a massive part in their local area, from offering employment through to supporting good causes.
“It is great to see the Marchant Cain Group helping out the school at what is a very difficult time for children’s learning and I’m sure they will prove to be a major support in their education.”
In total, 17 tablets were donated and the firm hopes, now a relationship has been forged, it will be able to assist again in the future.