A leading Suffolk company’s drive to support its local community has led to them donating 10 digital tablets to a primary school.
Pupils at Tollgate Primary School, in Bury St Edmunds, will be benefitting from the generous donation provided by Treatt Plc, supplier of flavour and fragrance ingredients.
Hannah Brookman, headteacher at Tollgate, said securing mobile devices was of great importance with many pupils either having no access or having to share with siblings and parents.
Mrs Brookman said: “Our pupils and their families have done brilliantly in adapting and learning from home alongside the pupils who are attending the school building each day. But the shortage of devices for pupils is a national issue and we have pupils who need extra help in gaining access.
“This is an incredibly generous donation from Treatt Plc – one that will make a big difference to our comprehensive home-schooling programme. praising pupils and their families for all their efforts in adapting and learning from home. We would like to say a massive thank you to staff and the company for thinking of us in this way.”
The donation of 10 brand new tablet devices came about through the company’s community and charitable contributions.
Chloe Ludkin, Executive PA at Treatt, said: “As a company, we pride ourselves on giving back and supporting our local community. We understand what a challenging time it must be for all in the education sector at the moment and we really hope these tablets assist pupils’ learning through this difficult period.
Pictured above is the headteacher of Tollgate Primary School Hannah Brookman with Treatt representatives (left to right) Richard Hope, chief financial officer, and Gareth Bilham, IT support team leader.