SHARPNESS Primary School has received a donation of £5,000 to help children catch up with lost learning after months out of school due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Schools reopened on March 8, after nearly a year of disruption for pupils, with face-to-face teaching replaced by online learning.

EMR Metal Recycling, which has a base at Sharpness Docks, made the donation as part of its Young Futures Reimagined programme.

Justin Powell of EMR Sharpness said: “The impact of the Covid pandemic has been felt throughout the UK and at this time it is more important than ever that EMR is able to support the communities in which we operate.

"These resources, along with the support of the dedicated team at Sharpness Primary School, will play a valuable role in helping young people to achieve the best they possibly can.”

Sharpness Primary head teacher, Helen Buckingham said: "We are very grateful to EMR for their support, and delighted to be part of the Young Futures Reimagined programme. We are now able to double the amount of devices we currently have in school.

"The donation will enable us to ensure that all children can assess high quality IT technology, which will not only support teaching and learning across the curriculum, but also provide access to exciting enhanced learning opportunities in a wide variety of contexts."