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Barlborourgh Primary School has received a donation of £2,500 from the Amazon fulfilment centre in Chesterfield.


Barlborough Primary School received the donation to help fund new IT equipment for its pupils. Many pupils at the school don’t have access to devices at home, impacting their ability to work outside the classroom during lockdown restrictions. The donation has been used to purchase a number of laptops.

Amazon has also created free resources for teachers, parents and carers to keep children learning while away from school.

Commenting on the donation, Richard Cowlishaw-Ellison, Site Leader at Amazon in Chesterfield, said:

“At Amazon, we’re passionate about the development of children’s education and we’re pleased to support Barlborough Primary School with this donation. We want to help ensure that the education of young people in our community isn’t disrupted, even when they aren’t in the classroom.”

Mrs Kerry Towndrow-Birds, from Barlborough Primary School, added:

“I want to say a huge thank you to Richard and the entire team from Amazon for this donation – it’s great to have such a supportive company on our doorstep. It’s important children are given the right resources to help them continue schoolwork seamlessly, especially when they’re not in the classroom.”

Barlborough Primary School received the donation as part of Amazon’s programme to support the communities around its operating locations across the UK.

Community donations are one of a number of ways in which Amazon is supporting communities across the UK during COVID-19.

Amazon is providing disadvantaged students with online STEM courses as well as teaming up with charity partner Magic breakfast and delivering more than three and a half million healthy breakfasts to families around the UK.

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