iPad gift offers window for learning at Cowbridge Comprehensive
Cowbridge Comprehensive School students have taken delivery of a brand new iPad as part of a local business’ scheme to invest in IT for schools.
Securahome, which has showrooms in Ewenny Garden Centre Bridgend and Gorseinon, Swansea, is giving away iPads to schools across Wales as part of its 20th anniversary celebrations.
The iPad was presented to assistant head Jonathan Ling, who explained the how tablet computers are used to aid learning in the school.
“iPads are used across the curriculum, for subjects from English through to Chemistry,” he said. “We have subject specific, educational apps on them as well as books for children to read in the iLibrary, teachers also use them to write their subject blogs, so this donation will get good use!”
Securahome, which specialises in the installation of orangeries, conservatories, windows and doors, launched the scheme to mark its two-decades of business.
The company’s MD Jason Jenkins said: “We’ve had a large number of referrals and recommendations from customers over our 20 years in business and so wanted to give something back to say ‘thank you’.
“As a father I know how important and useful IT is for learning, so donating iPads to schools seemed to be a natural way of giving something back to the community that has supported us so well.”
Under the scheme, customers who are making an enquiry or referral can nominate a school to receive an iPad. Each month, Securahome will hold a draw of the names submitted, with the winner receiving an iPad.
Mr Ling added: “We are very pleased to be supporting this scheme, it is good to see a local business invest in the community in this way.”
The scheme was also commended by Gowerton AM and Minister for Science, Enterprise and Transport Edwina Hart at its launch earlier this month.
Mrs Hart said: “Good companies accept their corporate social responsibility, and it’s wonderful to see someone who has built a successful business from scratch take this seriously and give something back to the community.”
Pictured are Securahome sales and marketing manager Nigel Hocking (far left) presenting an iPad to assistant head Jonathan Ling and pupils at Cowbridge Comprehensive School.