Second iPad Gift Benefits School

Posted 6 years ago

Another local school has felt the benefit of a special competition organised by the Town Foundation and charity partner Abzorb, a business connectivity and communication specialist based in Brighouse. Abzorb works directly with the leading names in the industry such as BT and Vodafone to provide businesses, with one contact, one bill and one solution for all their telecommunications and networking needs.

The iPad Mini competition was open to all 16 ‘Early Kick-Off’ breakfast clubs to enter last academic year and, due to the strength of the submissions, Abzorb decided to give away iPad Minis to six schools over the coming months. Local schools were asked to submit a 100 word article explaining how it would best use an iPad Mini for the benefit of its students.

This month’s winner is Ravensthorpe CE Junior School, whose submission explained that the iPads would be of great benefit to its many students that did not have access to the internet at their homes.

As a result, the Town Foundation’s Corporate Fundraising Officer Mandy Taylor and charity Trustee Ann Hough joined Abzorb’s Steve Beeby, Andrew Turner and Susan Smith at Ravensthorpe on Tuesday morning to hand out three iPad Minis to excited students.

Steve Beeby, Director, Abzorb, commented:

“We have been looking forward to delivering the next round of iPad Minis to Ravensthorpe Junior School. Their competition entries all highlighted one common point; that some of the children didn’t have access to the internet at home and having access to the iPad Minis at school will help them with learning, researching subjects and homework. It made it all worthwhile to see the children smile with great anticipation.”

Andrew Turner, Business Account Manager, Abzorb, added:

“The children and staff were very friendly and really appreciated the iPad Minis. In particular, we were impressed by how some of the children embraced technology and quickly took to taking photographs using the iPad Minis.”

There will be four more winners selected in the upcoming months, all of which will be reported on our website in due course.

The first selected winner was Ashbrow, Junior Infant and Nursery School – click here to find out why it was selected as a winner.

Abzorb has been a long-time supporter of the Town Foundation – pledging a generous £6,000 towards the ‘Early Kick-Off’ breakfast clubs project that has now served almost 200,000 healthy meals at 16 schools since its inception in 2012. 

The Town Foundation’s Corporate Fundraising Officer Mandy Taylor explained:

“The staff at Abzorb shares the charity’s love of our local community and since first getting involved with the Town Foundation, the company has thrown itself into the ‘Early Kick-Off’ project – becoming weekly helpers at the Dalton School club. 

“Its generous donation has already made a major impact on the breakfast club project, but now its new iPad competition has really galvanised the students.

“Ravensthorpe was a worthy winner of this month’s prize. From the school’s submission to the competition, it is clear they will make a real difference to the educational lives of the school’s students.”

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