Lucy Electric, part of the Oxford based Lucy Group, has donated a total of 86 laptops and Chrome books to local schools to support the local community and, in particular, students disadvantaged by a lack of technology during the Covid-19 crisis.

As John Griffiths, CEO at Lucy Electric comments:

Many students are at an educational disadvantage by the lack of appropriate technology to help them with their remote studies.  Many are currently being home schooled, and the lack of access is having a real impact their schoolwork.  We very much hope that this donation of laptops will make a real difference to some of the most underprivileged children and young adults across our region.

With its headquarters in Thame, Oxfordshire, Lucy Electric donated 11 HP ProBook’s to Lord Williams’s School, with a further 25 Chrome Books to Barley Hill Primary School, Thame, St Barnabas’ Primary School and Cherwell School in Oxford.

In a joint statement issued by the Headteachers of the four schools, Gemma Penny (Barley Hill Primary School, Thame),  Karen Donaghey (St Barnabas’ Primary School, Oxford), Jon Ryder (Lord Williams’s School, Thame) and Chris Price (Cherwell School, Oxford) said:

Schools and teachers are doing everything they can to help students continue to learn, develop and interact as much as possible remotely. We are grateful for the donations from Lucy Electric that provide valuable additional support to the students and their families in our communities who do not have access to the equipment they need. The importance of education in these challenging times is clear, and with stretched resources it is support like this that helps us to provide the best opportunities to all those in our schools.

Here is a thank you letter received from St Barnabas’ Primary School.