Haier donates to schools

Appliance manufacturer, Haier, has announced the winners of its #Haier4Education campaign.

The initiative, ran for two weeks across the brand’s social media channels and supported by influencers, encouraged followers to choose which school or university they felt deserves the chance to win a £2,500 donation. As part of its community engagement projects and commitment for supporting children in education, this was designed by Haier UK to help and support schools and universities towards new books, laptops, equipment and learning materials for online support.

Following the 16 November deadline, which had hundreds of entries and comments around the campaign, the two winning schools are: Winton Community Academy, Andover and Crown Wood Primary School, Bracknell. Both will receive a donation of £2,500 each.

Grant Strudley, Headteacher at Crown Wood (pictured receiving the cheque), commented: “We are in the process of updating our IT, particularly the interactive whiteboards in our classrooms, six of these are being upgraded to interactive touchscreens over the Christmas break.

“The money we have been donated by Haier UK will allow us to replace two or more extra screens than we had initially planned. This will have an immediate impact on the children’s learning experience and gets us even closer to our end goal of replacing all our interactive whiteboards, so we are very grateful to everyone at Haier UK to have received this money.”

At Winton Community Academy, Headteacher Helen Jones said: “We are looking to use the money for additional laptops so that when children have to self-isolate and they don’t have a device we can loan this to them so they can continue to learn. We are also hoping to get a large Christmas tree to plant so that we will have it every year to go in the centre of our school.”