Ernest Cook Trust supports Nova students during lockdown
Students have returned to school knowing that they haven’t fallen behind with their learning thanks to a donation from the Ernest Cook Remote Learning Grant. The Ernest Cook Trust is an educational charity which specialises in outdoor activities for disadvantaged children, to give them an appreciation and love of nature. But during the third lockdown when schools were unable to open, the Trust diverted £500,000 to fill the gaps in remote learning access for children across the UK, and Nova Hreod Academy was one of the very grateful recipients.
The school purchased a supply of Chromebooks and with the help of the grant, was able to issue devices to students in need of technology to ensure that they were able to continue their studies at home. Grateful parents have praised the school for supporting students who didn’t have suitable equipment in their homes, to help them with the challenges of online learning.
One parent said:
Thank you so much for helping (my daughter) to work from home during lockdown. Being able to use a laptop at home significantly reduced her anxiety around not being at school. Online lessons have been a godsend, she’s been able to join in lessons with her classmates and communicate with the teacher in real time, and it’s really helped her to keep up with her lessons. Thank you.
The Ernest Cook Trust was founded in 1952 by the late E E Cook as an Educational Charity to create experiences of the outdoors and natural environment for children of disadvantaged backgrounds. Find out more here: https://ernestcooktrust.org.uk/