Since 2018, the Hinkley Connection team has funded STEM equipment to over 320,000 children in the south west. At Sexey’s School, as well as supporting STEM learning, one of the iPads will be used by a Ukrainian student who is learning English to communicate with his peers and teachers.
We are proud of our work helping hundreds of thousands of young people in the south west unlock new skills and talents.
The iPad will be used to download the Ukranian alphabet - which is very different to the UK alphabet and so different to that featured on school laptops - and allow the student to translate during lessons.
Jonathan Richardson, Corporate Social Responsibility Officer at the Hinkley Connection Project commented "We are proud of our work helping hundreds of thousands of young people in the south west unlock new skills and talents, while inspiring them to become the next generation of engineers, designers and scientists. In this instance it's wonderful that we will also help a young Ukrainian pupil with his learning so far from home."
Ross Dalzell, Deputy Headteacher – Curriculum, Data and Standards at Sexey’s School added "We were delighted by National Grid’s very generous donation. The iPads came at just the right time, as we were already looking at providing this support for our students, but there were challenges with buying the equipment.
This will positively impact learning for everyone. We are really grateful to National Grid for their ongoing support, which allows us to demonstrate best teaching practice."