CHILDREN in Oldbury have been getting to grips with some new technology thanks to the generosity of the local power station.

Oldbury Primary School has recently taken delivery of three new laptops for pupils to use in class to help them with their studies.

The laptops were bought by the school using grant money given to it by Oldbury Power Station.

Barry Turner, a governor at Oldbury Primary School, said: "We are very grateful for the generosity that Oldbury Power Station has shown, the new equipment will bring great benefits to both teachers and pupils alike."

The power station donated £1,150 to Oldbury Primary School through its Site Stakeholder Group's socio-economic funding committee. The fund is provided by the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA), which owns the Oldbury Site.

Oldbury Primary School, which has 57 pupils, made an application to the committee earlier this year so it could buy much needed up-to-date educational equipment.

Deborah Dix, head teacher at Oldbury Primary School, said: "The money came in very useful for the school and we purchased three laptops for the children to use in class to help them in the different subjects."

Tracy Owen, from Oldbury Power Station, said: "We are pleased to be able to help Oldbury Primary School, they offer a wide range of learning to local youngsters and with extra-curricular activities such as construction and science, both skills at the core of our industry, the work they do is essential to the future of electricity generation in the UK."

Any local organisation, such as schools, sports teams, Scout or community groups, can make an application for financial support from the Oldbury Power Station’s Site Stakeholder Group's socio-economic funding committee.

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