SUPERMARKET giant Asda has given a helping hand to help Nunnery Wood students struggling to access technology with a surprise delivery of 10 Dell laptops.

Asda’s Worcester community champion Lynda Chandler arranged the delivery as part of the supermarket’s initiative to provide over 7,000 laptops to schools across the UK to help tackle digital exclusion.

Whilst children are now returning to the classrooms, there is still a need for technology to support education activities inside the classroom, homework tasks, learning during the school holidays and to help schools future proof their home learning capabilities.

Each laptop comes with a tech bundle that includes a headset and a mobile internet dongle with data allowance of 20gb from Asda’s network partner Vodafone.

The school will manage the distribution to priority pupils, and Asda’s in-house IT support team will also provide support.

Asda Worcester community champion Lynda Chandler, said “I’ve a really close relationship with Nunnery Wood High School and I know what a massive difference this donation is going to make to the school on receiving the laptops.

“I’m proud that Asda can help to play a small part in helping to break down digital barriers so that children can continue their education remotely both now and in the future.

Headteacher Stephen Powell said: “This generous donation from Asda will help us to achieve our ambition of every student at Nunnery thriving in home learning as well as at school.

“In total, through a combination of government and school funding – and now Asda – we have provided well over 400 laptops to homes since lockdown began.”