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Fulwood school receives ‘significant investment’ for online support for students

Posted on - 5th November, 2020 - 12:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Fulwood, Health, Preston News, Schools
Fulwood Academy Pic: Google
Fulwood Academy Pic: Google

A Fulwood school is rolling out access to home broadband and learning devices for students after receiving a ‘significant investment’.

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Fulwood Academy has purchased 200 devices and a number of broadband connections thanks to the grant from Dunstone Education Trust, which runs the school.

Principal Dave Lancaster said: “Our students and community were amazing during the lockdown earlier this year.

“With this investment, we are able to take a very important step towards ensuring our students will continue to have access to a high level of education – whatever happens.

“The reality is that as a school we need to help our students prepare for all eventualities in the future. With the continued potential to have to ask students to do things like self-isolate, it is really important that they are able to access the internet so that their learning can continue.

“This is more than about home learning though. It is about building a community. We hope that this support will help families engage in parents evenings, support other members of the household with school work and ensure that communication between the school and our community is strong.”

Fulwood Academy students with laptops
Fulwood Academy students on their new laptops

Joan Dean, who chairs the Dunstone Education Trust, said: “This is a significant investment as supporting our students is at the heart of what our Trust does. We will continue to strive to make sure all our students have every possible opportunity available to them.   

“This is more than about protecting our students over the next few months. We want this investment to help our school to become a beacon of technological excellence that continues to place the utmost of importance on student development.”

Read more: Parents across Preston reminded to follow social distancing guidelines when collecting children

The devices have been purchased and are currently being delivered to students across all year groups.



The school in Black Bull Lane has also created a virtual open day for prospective Year 7 students. To find out more, visit www.joinfulwood.co.uk.

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