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Delivery of laptops to disadvantaged Derbyshire pupils

Disadvantaged pupils across Derbyshire have received 1,801 laptops and tablets so far to help with remote learning, the government has said. 

It's part of the 700,000 devices initially promised to be delivered across England to assist with education from home whilst schools are closed amid the current national lockdown. 

A further 300,000 devices are also set to be made available to pupils across the country, taking the total number of devices provided by the government up to 1.3 million during the pandemic. 

More than 54,000 4G routers have also been delivered to schools and colleges across England to assist with internet access, with the UK’s leading mobile phone operators, including EE, Three, O2 and Vodafone, helping to deliver free internet access for those students until July 2021.

Welcoming the measures, High Peak MP Robert Largan said: "While schools remain shut for the vast majority of students across High Peak, it is vital that we do all we can to give every child access to a high-quality remote education until they are allowed to re-open.

“The new laptops we have received, alongside the raft of measures to help High Peak schools deliver high-quality online learning, will help to make this a reality, ensuring that every child can get the world-class education that they deserve.”

A number of resources can also be found on his website at www.robertlargan.co.uk/learningfromhome.

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