Network Rail donates old laptops to help pupils learn remotely during lockdown

A team of volunteers at Network Rail plans to distribute at least 8,000 refurbished laptops to schools across Britain to help pupils who are without a home laptop for remote learning during the national lockdown.

Recently they donated refurbished laptops to St. Willibrord’s R.C. Primary School in Clayton, East Manchester in which over 70 children took delivery of their laptop this week, with more devices due to be collected in the coming days.

Stephanie Hart works in IT Services at Network Rail and came up with the idea to donate refurbished laptops to schools and is leading a team of volunteers to deliver the project. She said: “I’ve been working on this idea in my spare time, so it is just fantastic to see pupils collecting their device. We’re asking colleagues across Network Rail to nominate schools in need of laptops and we hope to help as many as we can.”