Donation of £15,000 by Pennant Walters helps ICT provision at Abercerdin Primary School, Bridgend.
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Pennant Walters have donated £15,000 to increase the ICT provision at Abercerdin Primary School in Bridgend.

With pupils across the country returning to school after a five-month gap in school learning, the donation comes at a crucial time as schools look to limit the sharing of resources to stop the spread of the Covid-19.

Our donation will allow the school to buy multiple chrome books and iPads which will be distributed across year groups and classrooms to benefit all of the school’s 180 pupils.

Headteacher, Mrs Helen Gentle, explains:

“We are lucky to have the support of Pennant Walters and this donation couldn’t come at a more pertinent time.

“It’s no surprise that schools up and down the country are facing struggles. Our budgets have been stretched for some time, but in the light of Covid-19 we are now trying to boost our resources and ICT provision so that we can limit the sharing of equipment amongst pupils.

“This generous donation will allow us to quickly buy IT equipment so that pupils can benefit in each of their bubbles. It will ensure that they have access to the latest technology and will help them in the transition back into school life.”

The funding provided is from a fund linked to the Pant y Wal Wind Farm in the Ogwr Valley. It builds on previous donations that have seen our company provide money to support various community groups.

Dale Hart, Managing Director of Pennant Walters added:

“We are delighted that this money will directly benefit all pupils at Abercerdin Primary. Access to computers and other technology plays a vital role in today’s education space and is crucial to help pupils learn.

“Our wind energy projects come with community funds that we use to invest in projects such as this and our aim is to bring very real benefits to the communities in the vicinity of our projects, providing financial assistance and expertise where we can.”

Pennant Walters operates two wind farms in the Gilfach Goch and Blackmill areas, Pant y Wal in the county of Bridgend, and Fforch Nest, which straddles the border of Bridgend and Rhondda Cynon Taf. The two sites have a total of 21 turbines producing 53 megawatts of clean electricity – enough to power the equivalent of 25,000 homes.

8 September 2020

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