It’s been over a year since COVID-19 struck the world, and at Spiral we continue to think about the impact it has on our most vulnerable people – and not just in a clinical context.
With many schools around the world in lockdown, students are expected to learn from home with online lessons. But what happens when a family doesn’t have a device? Or just one device to share between children?
With this in mind, Spiral recently donated four new HP Chromebooks to Grange First Primary School in the UK. They’re a low decile school in one of the more economically challenged parts of London, and while the government had provided some Chromebooks to assist at-home learning, they were still short. That meant children were having to join lessons from their parent’s phone, or in families with more than one sibling, share devices. This often meant that one or more siblings simply didn’t get to do lessons that day.