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Connexus donates computers to local schools

7th May, 2021
Alison Benge (Head of School, Mount Pleasant Primary) with computers donated by Connexus
Alison Benge, Head of School at Mount Pleasant Primary in Shrewsbury with some of the computers donated by Connexus

Joining the wave of national campaigns to support schools and their pupils through these still uncertain times, Connexus has donated over 60 desktop and laptop computers to schools across Shropshire and Herefordshire. The computers were no longer suitable for the work performed by Connexus staff but will now be used to assist children in the classroom with digital learning.

I'd like to take this opportunity to thank Connexus for your kind donation of 5 desktop computers to our school. These will be useful for creating a small computer area in the library.
Alan Brannen, Head Teacher, St Laurence's Primary School, Church Stretton
Connexus colleague with desktop computers for local schools

The pandemic and lockdown have brought about vast changes to our everyday lives, not least including the vast numbers of us now working from home. The latest data from the Office for National Statistics suggests that over a third of UK workers are now working from home. And that shift in work patterns has meant big changes for UK businesses, including Connexus.

With so many Connexus colleagues now working from home, we needed to change the way we worked. Part of this meant switching previously office-based staff from desktop to laptop computers, giving them that flexibility in the future to work from home or travel into our offices (when restrictions are eased).

But what to do with all those desktop computers? Well, instead of selling them, we donated these computers to schools across Shropshire and Herefordshire, helping improve the quality of pupils computer learning when they can return to the classroom.