Learning Together: iPads for local Primary School
This week, RGS was pleased to be able to assist a local primary school by donating 20 iPads to help support pupils with their remote learning. Franche Community Primary School in Kidderminster aims to use the iPads for delivery of online education during the current ‘lockdown’ for children currently without device access. Once the school fully re-opens, the iPads will then form part of the ongoing classroom provision. Senior Deputy Head, Mr Beecham, and RGS Director of Innovation, Mr Jones, have also offered Franche ongoing support, including additional training for teachers since the RGS Family of Schools are an Apple Regional Training Centre. We hope this will be an excellent opportunity for RGS staff to share our experience and expertise, as well as providing ongoing support with schools in the local community.
Franche Community Primary School Headteacher, Mrs Lizzie Dixon said “We are extremely grateful to the RGS Worcester who have kindly donated 20 iPads to our school in order to further support our remote education. These iPads will be fully set up and provided to pupils on Monday, making a significant difference to some of our families. We are excited about the beginning of a fantastic collaboration between our two schools and look forward to working together in the future.”
The Headmaster, John Pitt, added “We have always had an excellent working relationship with Franche Community Primary School, and some of their former pupils have gone on to achieve great things at RGS Worcester, including our Head Boy two years’ ago, Felix Haynes who went on to achieve a First in his first year at Cambridge University. It is good to be able to support their pupils and staff in delivering remote learning at this challenging time and we will keep looking for ways in which we can work more closely with Franche and all of our partnership schools.”