Friday 14 August, 2020

St Leonard's PTA needs help to get all students equipped with gadgets

St Leonard's PTA President presenting tablets to School
Courtesy GIS

St Leonard's PTA President presenting tablets to School Courtesy GIS

The Parent-Teacher Association (PTA) of the St Leonard’s Boys’ School is asking for more assistance for students.

Come what may next academic year, be it physical classes or more online schooling, this Association that has been hard at work with the school administration, wants to ensure that 100 per cent of the students will be properly equipped for the next school term.

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Speaking to Loop News, President of the PTA, Dale Forde, highlighted that they are seeking more tablets and electronic devices to outfit the whole student body.

"Yes, we need more assistance! A member of the Executive has sourced devices but we need another 50 to 70 more," Forde said.

The PTA President  presented the St Leonard's Boys' School with six tablets on behalf of the PTA, and says they have emphasized the need for even more funding.

Forde explained the motivation behind the call for additional funds. She said that many of the students either have no devices or are without the right type of devices and therefore, she hopes corporate Barbados could step in to assist.

She said: "A lot of our boys are still without devices or some the devices are below the required specs. Some of our boys only have phones and some have to share their devices with siblings of different ages, classes, schools at the same log-in times.

"We are hoping that there will be integrated teaching/learning methods at the school going forward, so we still need devices."

Forde also brought attention to the work being done to upgrade the Information Technology Department. She said that the school is not only putting the devices in the children's hands but with the help of the IT Department efforts are ongoing to make students more adept in the current technology.

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