Neptune provides laptops for UK schoolchildren

Neptune Energy today announced it has donated 50 laptops to support online learning for pupils at two London schools, following reports of a major shortage of computer equipment for schoolchildren.

Neptune staff also supported fundraising efforts which raised more than £4,400 for Soho Parish and John Ruskin primary schools, to support pupils’ learning which the schools say has been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

A fundraising campaign by Neptune’s own staff raised £730 for Soho Parish Primary and £744 for John Ruskin School. Neptune then agreed to triple the amount raised by staff, with the schools having now received £2,190 and £2,232 respectively.

Neptune’s Group HR Director, Amanda Chilcott, who co-ordinated the campaign, said: “When we became aware of the shortage of laptops for schoolchildren, we wanted to play our part in supporting pupils to get online, not only to support their learning while they can’t attend classes but to allow them to maintain contact with friends.

Neptune’s commitment to supporting the local primary schools follows its pledge to support efforts to tackle mental health and youth unemployment issues across the UK and beyond which have intensified as a result of the pandemic. This includes partnering with Mental Health UK and Movement to Work, a coalition of employers, youth outreach organisations and civil servants committed to helping young people who are not in education, employment or training, to move closer to the world of work.

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