School receives early Christmas present from Reconomy

Telford-based waste management and recycling services provider, Reconomy, has donated an early Christmas present to St. Paul’s Church of England First School in Coven, Staffordshire, in the form of a brand-new iPad.St Paul’s is one of only a handful of schools in the district with a computer suite, and has previously received a number of second-hand iPads, which have been donated by the local community.In the face of diminishing budgets, the Parent Governor Committee for the school began approaching local businesses to ask for donations that would allow computer suite classes to offer an iPad per child, instead of sharing them across 5+ children, thereby maximising learning. Reconomy has close ties to the school through Christopher Evans, who sits on the Parent Governor Committee. Mr Evans works for leading housebuilder, Bovis Homes, to which Reconomy provides nationwide waste management services. Having been directly approached by Mr Evans, Reconomy was more than happy to make the donation.The tablet was delivered to the school on Tuesday 19th December, just in time for Christmas. Headteacher, Karen Roberts, said: “We are extremely grateful to everyone at Reconomy for their kind donation. This new iPad will be an invaluable resource that will benefit our pupils during future computer suite classes.”Paul Cox, Chief Executive of Reconomy, said: “We enjoy a very positive working relationship with Bovis Homes, and particularly with Christopher Evans, so when he approached us about the school’s fundraising efforts, we were delighted to contribute.”