iPad gift helps Garth Olwg gear up for fundraiser
Ysgol Gyfun Garth Olwg students have taken delivery of an early Christmas present as part of a local business’ scheme to invest in IT for schools.
Securahome is giving away iPads to schools across Wales as part of its 20th anniversary celebrations.
The tablet computer was presented to head teacher of the Church Village school Mrs Williams, who explained that it would be used as a festive fundraiser.
Mrs Williams said: “We were delighted to be able to use the iPad as the star prize in the Christmas raffle. All proceeds will go towards the school’s recent very successful production of ‘Hairspray’.”
Securahome, which specialises in the installation of orangeries, conservatories, windows and doors, launched its iPads for Schools scheme to mark its two-decades of business.
The company’s MD Jason Jenkins said: “This is the first iPad for Schools donation we’ve made in RCT, and we have to thank our customer Sara Thomas for making it possible. We are pleased to be able to help Ysgol Gyfun Garth Olwg and hope that everyone will dig deep for their fundraiser to support this excellent school.”
Under the scheme, Securahome customers who are making an enquiry or referral can nominate a school to receive an iPad.
In this case the nomination came from Securahome customer Sara Thomas of Church Village.
Mrs Thomas said: “We were really pleased to find out that Securahome offered this scheme. It really is an excellent way of giving something back to the community and their customers.”
To nominate a school go to www.securahome.co.uk/contact-us/1.
Pictured are Tony Crutcher from Securahome presenting an iPad to Ysgol Garth Olwg. Friends of Garth Olwg chair Sara Thomas, Fiona Thomas, Will Holmes, Tony Crutcher, Eleri Roberts, Elis Widgery and headteacher Angela Williams.