Nailsea School - Laptop Lending Library

Laptop Lending Library - Digital Inclusion Project

We’re into our third week of lockdown 3 and for many of our students working online is going really well, but for some of our families digital learning is more of a challenge.

Whilst many families are managing, often the situation is challenging, with students working from phones, tablets, or struggling with IT that works intermittently. We are regularly hearing of issues with siblings or parents sharing the same device and having to adopt irregular working patterns (working throughout the day and late into the evening) to get the work done. This is having a direct affect on students ability to learn.

The school received 50 laptops from the government, had a further 13 donated by our PTA, and received Covid19 funding for a further 10. Most of these 73 laptops have been loaned to families struggling to work online, with only a few left in school on reserve.

We are currently receiving an average of 3 requests a day for students to borrow laptops, so we are launching a fundraising campaign to increase the number of laptops we have available for loan. We are hoping to buy a further 10 laptops (either new or reconditioned) to extend the capacity of our Laptop Lending Library and work towards an online education that includes all of our learners.

Thank you for taking the time to learn about our project. If you are able to donate any amount it could really help someone’s digital learning experience and make a big difference to their future...imagine that!


We have been blown away by your incredible generosity, our community is unbelievably amazing! 
Any additional donations that we receive will be invested in additional IT equipment to benefit our learners for example more laptops, webcams, dongle Wi-Fi access.
  • Anonymous 
    • £50 
    • 7 months ago
  • Anonymous 
    • £10 
    • 8 months ago
  • Anonymous 
    • £50 
    • 8 months ago
  • Terry Robinson 
    • £50 
    • 8 months ago
  • Bridget Wyatt 
    • £50 
    • 8 months ago
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Organiser and beneficiary

Sarah Hurlow 
Nailsea and Backwell, ENG
Jane Hutton 
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