Haier recently announced the winners of the #Haier4Education initiative, which encouraged followers to choose which school or university they felt deserved the chance to win a £2,500 donation. The initiative was designed by Haier UK to help and support schools and universities towards new books, laptops, equipment and learning materials for online support.
Following the 16th November deadline, which had hundreds of entries, the two schools picked are:
Crown Wood Primary School, Bracknell, nominated by Liz Rumble
Headteacher Grant Strudley (pictured receiving the cheque) commented: “We are in the process of updating our IT, particularly the interactive whiteboards in our classrooms, 6 of these are being upgraded to interactive touchscreens over the Christmas break. The money we have been donated by Haier UK will allow us to replace 2 or more screens than we had initially planned, making 8 screens in total. This will have an immediate impact on the children’s learning experience and gets us even closer to our end goal of replacing all 24 interactive whiteboards, so we are very grateful to everyone at Haier UK to have received this money”.
Winton Community Academy, Andover, nominated by Adele Keeble
Headteacher Helen Jones commented: “We are looking to use the money for additional laptops so that when children have to self-isolate and they don’t have a device we can loan this to them so they can continue to learn. We are also hoping to get a large Christmas tree to plant so that we will have it every year to go in the centre of our school”.