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New electronic whiteboards at Sutton-on-Trent Primary School aid interactive learning



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A school has been able to update their electronic whiteboards with the help of a local company.

JG Pears, one of the UK’s largest sustainable processors of animal by-products and food waste, donated £9,600 to Sutton-on-Trent Primary School for the new technology.

Paul Beaumont, group finance director at JG Pears, which is based in Sutton-on-Trent, said: “We were made aware of the schools raising of funds for the electronic boards and offered our support.

Amiya Barthorpe, 4, using one of the boards, watched by group finance director for JG Pears, Paul Beaumont. (53459399)
Amiya Barthorpe, 4, using one of the boards, watched by group finance director for JG Pears, Paul Beaumont. (53459399)

“JG Pears is very much about investing in the community and we were only too happy to help out.

“With the couple of years we’ve just had, doing anything we can in the local community makes us very proud.”

The five new interactive whiteboards are used by all the children at the school, from reception to year six, during lessons.

They are also being used by teachers to create and share documents with ease.

Jenny Hutchinson, head of Sutton-on-Trent Primary School, said: “Its made a really big difference.

“They are compatible with any software — it’s the way we’re working now and it’s very flexible.

“Our drive is for IT to become our strength.

“We really want to prepare the children for the real world, and that’s what we’re doing here.”

The technology has also helped the school to become more sustainable with less paper used.



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