Local schools supported by Tai Tarian technology donation

Fri 23 Oct 2020

Tai Tarian, the Neath Port Talbot based social housing provider, has donated 300 iPads to local schools to help their pupils continue learning from home during the coronavirus pandemic as well as encouraging the use of technology in schools.

Awel y Môr Primary School, Ysgol Bae Baglan and St Joesephs Catholic Primary School have all received the devices, which will be loaned to students if they have to self-isolate at home over the coming months.

The iPads were previously used by the staff at the organisation and were donated to the schools following a planned upgrade to their IT equipment.

Tai Tarian’s Jonathan Morris, arranged for the tablets to be donated.  He said:
“As as an organisation very much rooted in the community, we have developed close links with these schools over the years through various projects.

“With some pupils struggling to complete work at home due to a lack of suitable IT equipment, we were very pleased to be able to help ensure their education wouldn’t be disrupted too much during these tough times.”

Sam Greasley, head teacher of Awel y Môr Primary School in Sandfields said:
“Tai Tarian's kind donation to the school means that we can now loan out iPads that will support learning at home.

“The pupils will be able to access quality educational apps that reflect the work being done in school and will support them in their learning. It will give them a better chance to succeed this year and to be better prepared for any future school closures."

Anthony Marchant, head of middle school at Ysgol Bae Baglan said:
“I’d like to thank Tai Tarian for the iPads they gifted us.  They’ll be used by pupils in key stage two and they are really excited to receive them.”

The iPads are the latest donations made by Tai Tarian to organisations in Neath Port Talbot during the coronavirus outbreak.  In April, 1000 facemasks were given to frontline NHS workers and in August, the housing providers’ staff donated £2000 to local foodbanks and mental health charities.