Working in partnership with the Walton Charity, project management and cost consultancy specialists Total Project Integration have made donations to two Surrey schools to aid online learning during the Covid-19 lockdown.
As part of the Walton Charity’s ‘Covid-19 Appeal Fund’, Total Project Integration donated £5,000 to provide online learning access to pupils at Three Rivers Academy, which was then matched by the charity. The donation helped provide access to e-learning platform Up Learn, for Three Rivers’ Sixth Form students.
Up Learn is an all-in-one online education platform which provides users with the resources they need to achieve top A-Level grades. Content includes video lessons, interactive quizzes and practice exams developed by world-class educators. 97 per cent of Up Learn users who completed a course went on to achieve A* or A grade at A-Level over the last two years.
Furthermore, using funds left over from its Staff Christmas Party Fund, Total Project Integration made a further donation via the Walton Charity’s ‘Computer for Kids’ appeal to another local school, Bell Farm Primary. The appeal aims to provide computer access for local disadvantaged children who would not be able to get onto online facilities from home, and Total Project Integration’s donation helped supply Bell Farm pupils with with 30 new laptops and data packages.
Jane Hewitt, managing director of Total Project Integration, said: “Here at Total Project Integration we believe it is important to support the local community, particularly in trying times such as Covid. As the Walton Charity says, ‘when schools stop, learning doesn’t’, and we want to help keep education going wherever we can.”
Paying tribute to Total Project Integration for their generosity, Jackie Lodge, chief executive of the Walton Charity, added: “The pandemic has thrown up lots of challenges for young people, in particular school closures and the sudden switch to online learning. Without access to a computer at home, many children risk falling behind. We are very grateful to Total Project Integration who understood the urgency of the situation and stepped in to help us get more computers to local schools, enabling young people to continue learning.”