The Barker-Mill Foundation has very kindly donated £2000 towards The Friends of Hazel Wood School’s appeal to purchase 30 new iPads to support the children with their learning. Hazel Wood Infant School is located in Totton and has approximately 240 children between the ages of four and seven. The Friends of Hazel Wood are a PTA association whose aims are to enhance the education of the pupils by providing a range of activities and purchasing high quality facilities and equipment for the school.
The iPads provide an essential learning resource for the children as they offer a wealth of educational resources which can be used within a school based setting.
Ali Willis, Chair of the Friends of Hazel Wood, commented: “We are immensely grateful to the Barker-Mill Foundation for their very generous donation towards our £10,000 target which the Friends of Hazel Wood have successfully raised. Throughout the last school year, we’ve held all sorts of fundraisers like the Fun Run, Christmas Fayre, Mother’s Day Gift Stall, Easter Egg Hunt and Disco. The teachers also raised money by running the Romsey Relay Marathon. The £2000 received from the Barker-Mill Foundation has been a tremendous boost to reaching our goal. The children are delighted with the iPads and really enthusiastic about learning with them.”
The Executive Head Teacher said “On behalf of the school, we would like to thank the Barker-Mill Foundation for their generous donation which has enabled our children to have access to up to date technology and apps to support their learning.”
Tim Jobling, Barker-Mill Trustee, said: “Children today grow up in an age which is reliant on technology so it is vital that they are able to learn and develop the IT skills needed in their future lives from an early age. The Barker Mill Foundation is delighted to have made this possible with the donation towards purchasing these iPads. I hope it will enable the school to continue to advance the educational opportunities of the children.”