This is fantastic news for children in Peterborough. Conservative Cllr and Cabinet Member Lynne Ayres said:
"Cabinet has discussed the pressing need for laptops for disadvantaged children in our local schools - particularly primary schools - where we know we need 2,000 more to ensure children can access remote learning. We consider this to be a council priority as our children’s education is a priority for us all.
We are currently working with officers to establish funding for the purchase of these laptops and we hope to be able to announce the way forward very shortly. Our education team are already working very hard with local businesses to support this initiative, and I am very grateful to them.
We are also working to see how we can bring used laptops into this scheme and will soon be asking the public to assist by donating them to schools using a system we are setting up with a partner organisation. Our education team are preparing a separate briefing about this initiative."