Stoke Newington School looks to raise £60K for student laptops
- Credit: Tim Crocker
One of Hackney’s largest comprehensive schools is fundraising for computers and equipment so all its students can learn from home during lockdown.
Stoke Newington School has already raised over £10,000 on its GoFundMe page, and is hoping to reach a target of £60,000.
Headteacher Zehra Jaffer said: “The pandemic has thrown a spotlight on the huge inequalities in our society, one of these being the digital divide.”
The third lockdown has created an uneven playing field for different students with varying accesses to technology.
Zehra added: “If our students do not have the right tools to access home learning, then they are inhibited from accessing and progressing in their learning.
You may also want to watch:
"This is simply not fair or right.”
Ann Hepburn, chair of the school's PTA, praised fellow parent and fundraiser organiser Carola Emrich-Fisher for acting on the general “strength of feeling among parents and carers” to remedy this inequality.
- 1 Hackney road closure campaigners to stand in by-election
- 2 Sewage flooded flat as man struggled to report issues amid cyber-attack
- 3 Hackney activist denies racism but resigns from diversity commission
- 4 Purim celebrations 'will be a bit different this year', says Hackney mayor
- 5 Fortnightly waste collections launched to 'encourage recycling' in Hackney
- 6 Woman rescued from Benthal Road blaze
- 7 Baby Edward: Police confirm biological mother was found
- 8 Hackney Half marathon postponed following government's lockdown roadmap
- 9 'Largest cannabis farm we've ever seen,' say Homerton police
- 10 Finsbury Park trains set to be cancelled for railway work