Swindon MPs Call For Help With Laptops For Home Schooling Campaign

By Barrie Hudson - 8 January 2021

Education

Swindon MPs Robert Buckland and Justin Tomlinson want residents and businesses to help them provide more children with laptops for home schooling.

  • Robert Buckland, left, and Justin Tomlinson

    Robert Buckland, left, and Justin Tomlinson

 

So far, the Government has donated more than 200,000 laptops through the ongoing Get Help With Technology Scheme.

 

However, there are still children in Swindon who are without a laptop or having to share a laptop between several siblings, which makes home schooling more difficult.

 

The MPs are asking IT Technicians who are willing to volunteer to fix laptops to come forward, as well as calling for donations of laptops, which are not being used, or need fixing.

 

Mr Tomlinson and Mr Buckland said in a joint statement: “The Government have been doing an excellent job with the Get Help With Technology Scheme and we would like to support their efforts on a local level here in Swindon.

 

“We are calling for local businesses and members of the public to help with this campaign, so that we can make life a little easier with home schooling for children, parents and teachers here in the town.”

 

Residents and local businesses in South Swindon who would like to donate laptops or volunteer their IT skills are asked to get in touch with Mr Buckland by emailing robert.buckland.mp@parliament.uk

 

Residents and local businesses in South Swindon who would like to help with this campaign are asked to contact Mr Tomlinson by emailing justin.tomlinson.mp@parliament.uk 

 

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