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18/02/2021

Mayor presents local school with digital devices

Mayor of Antrim and Newtownabbey Councillor Jim Montgomery had the pleasure of presenting Dr Catherine Scully, Principal of Jordanstown School with a number of iPads.

Mayor of Antrim and Newtownabbey Councillor Jim Montgomery had the pleasure of presenting Dr Catherine Scully, Principal of Jordanstown School with a number of iPads aimed at addressing digital poverty in local communities.
 
At the end of last year an expression of interest process was opened to provide IT equipment for post primary and special schools to support pupils in digital poverty. In total, eleven local schools and Monkstown Boxing Club were all successful in their applications for funding and have all received assistance with new digital devices.
 
The Mayor said

“I am pleased that the Council were able to provide our local schools and Monkstown Boxing Club with this much needed digital equipment. This support has been particularly welcome now that children are required to study from home during the COVID–19 pandemic and school closures”

 
Dr Catherine Scully added

“These IPads will be invaluable to the children and I am grateful for the support. It is vital that our children stay connected during this pandemic and these additional iPads will be a great asset to our school.”

 
Other schools who received the assistance included; Riverside Special School, Hill Croft School, Ballyclare High School, Glengormley High School, Antrim Grammar, Belfast High School, Newtownabbey Independent Christian School, Abbey Community College, St Benedict’s College and Groggan Primary School.

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