Perth City Centre Councillor Peter Barrett welcomed the news that Perth Grammar School will receive 10 laptops donated by ASDA Superstores. Nationally ASDA are donating 7000 “tech bundles” in partnership with Dell Technologies to tackle digital exclusion.
Councillor Barrett said. “This is really good news for pupils at the Grammar school. The laptops come with a dongle to provide mobile connectivity and a 20Gb data allowance. It is a well thought out package and Dell have a strong reputation for building high quality kit.”
Councillor Barrett said. “Earlier this month the Liberal Democrats identified the need to tackle digital and financial exclusion in our community. We successfully secured funding of £250k in the Council’s budget to break down digital barriers and ASDA’s program is entirely in line with our initiative as well as the Council’s approach to tackling digital exclusion among our young people. I don’t want any of our young people to be left behind because they don’t have a device or can’t get a good internet connection. I’m looking forward to the arrival of the laptops very soon. Asda put a lot back into the local community in Muirton and North Muirton including a big monthlyends donation of food for the GoT boxes. I am grateful to Anna Jellye, Asda Dunkeld Road Store’s Community Champion for selecting the Grammar school.”