PCH staff donate tech to local school

Earlier this month, PCH’s IT team donated 18 Samsung tablets to the pupils of Mount Wise Primary School.

Eugene Potter, IT Services Manager said: “To support the implementation of the new repairs management system, we had to replace a number of our tablets. The old tablets still worked perfectly and could have an extended life, so we were really pleased to be able to donate them to a local primary school, so the pupils could use them to support their learning.”

Charlie, a Year 6 pupil and Head Boy at the school said: “We can do storytelling and record our work with the tablets. We can take our tests and our teachers can take pictures of us doing our work.”

Stuart Brooks from Mount Wise Primary reflected: "The generous donation of tablets from PCH has enabled our children to demonstrate their learning in more creative ways: through storytelling, dance and drama. We are now able to record their learning and the children can playback their recordings to evaluate and improve in the future.

Each class now has access to several tablets: this means that teachers can utilise new apps in their teaching methods - See-saw and Plickers are amazing apps which enable teachers to gain assessment from the lesson in seconds. The tablets will enable us to run story sessions in lessons and during lunchtime, aiding children with special educational needs to listen to stories that are often too difficult for them to access."

We were using the donated tablets in class today - the children quickly looked for synonyms to common words and could edit their work much more quickly." 

Pictured (L-R): Phil Reynolds (Head of IT), Rafaela, Charlie and Eugene Potter (IT Customer Service Manager)