Ysgol Llanfyllin will benefit from the generosity of a local benefactor and businesses who have been donating laptop devices to pupils to help them access online learning.

Lady Linlithgow of Bryngwyn Hall, who has already secured four laptops for pupils at the school, is leading the campaign.

She said: “In these strange times things have changed immeasurably for all of us with Covid restrictions.

“We now have a vaccine for some of us; but we do not know how long Covid measures will continue and this places huge educational restrictions on young people and their teachers.

“Young people are the future of this county and our area and they are having a difficult time whatever us older people may say about the war and suffering.

“Many families are under huge financial strain, they may not have a computer or only one laptop/computer in a family therefore it is sometimes impossible for their children to access their lessons online.”

She added: “There is currently a shortage of devices that the school can loan out to pupils and their families.

“As a result, I am aiming to find 100 reconditioned laptops for the school. Doing this will allow the school to get these vital devices out to the children and families in need.”

Headteacher Dewi Owen said: “We are incredibly grateful to Lady Linlithgow for leading this campaign and helping us make sure that all our learners have the equipment they need to access our live lessons and on line learning materials.”

The school has introduced a range of digital initiatives to support pupils and parents during the current national lockdown., these include: Daily live lessons for all pupils from Primary Phase to Sixth Form; Daily Online Assemblies for different year groups; Online Parents Evenings; Distributing laptops and Wi-Fi hubs to families in need

Ongoing telephone and virtual support for pupils and parents

For more information on how to donate to the campaign, please contact: linlithgow@bryngwyn.com or call 01691 648647