LOCAL law firm, Schofield and Associates has been praised by Meriden MP Saqib Bhatti for donating old and unused laptops and computers to schools to support remote learning needs in the lockdown.
He said: ““Through the course of this pandemic, we have seen some incredible acts of kindness and generosity and with the reopening of schools on the horizon I want to thank Schofield and Associates for doing their bit in supporting children and parents through this challenging time.
“Remote learning has been difficult, and I have raised the need to ensure children have access to IT support and resources through these challenging times directly with the Prime Minister.
“It is great to see that businesses in our constituency have not only raised awareness of the issue but have gone the extra mile in supporting local families.”
Principal solicitor Eileen Schofield, who’s also a school governor, said: “I am aware of the pressures on schools which have been exacerbated by the Covid-19 pandemic.
As children have been expected to home study it became clear very quickly there were insufficient devices for them to adequately pursue their studies.
“Schofield and Associates had a number of unused computers which have been made available, a call to action was raised to businesses in their networks to ask that they consider donating unused devices and we have had a fantastic response.”