A school has expressed its gratitude after more than £18,000 of computer equipment was donated to its pupils.

Summerseat Methodist Primary School on Rowlands Road was gifted 60 Microsoft Surface laptops by Manchester-based company Kingsfield to help engage children in their day-to-day lessons.

The new kit will also give teachers greater access to dynamic teaching methods and materials, as well as the ability to cater lessons and learning to the children’s individual needs.

The new laptops will also help to support children with special educational needs and disabilities with IT-supported learning.

Bury Times: 60 laptops were donated by Kingsfield for pupils at Summerseat Methodist Primary School60 laptops were donated by Kingsfield for pupils at Summerseat Methodist Primary School (Image: Kingsfield)

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Headteacher Julie Whittaker said: “Our teachers are already incredibly excited about how they are going to use these devices to further bring learning to life.

"They will help our children explore new places and see new things – and the sparks of inspiration and imagination that will come from having greater access to better technology will be very significant.

“In addition to the devices, the Friends of Summerseat Primary School have also provided more than £4,000 to buy cases and charging trolleys.

"This really shows the strength and power of our community.

"Thanks to the generosity and efforts of our parents and businesses like Kingsfield, the learning of every child in our school with be positively impacted.”

Bury Times: The laptops will help teachers bring learning to life.The laptops will help teachers bring learning to life. (Image: Kingsfield)

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Managing director of Kingsfield, Brian Boys, added: “I am very proud of the fact that Kingsfield can give back to the local community and empower the children of Summerseat Methodist Church School.

“The entire team at Kingsfield is determined to help local schools in their drive to provide equity in the classroom and beyond.

"We’re hopeful that further projects and partnerships with schools can be announced soon, demonstrating how our industry and education can come together for social good.

"Kingsfield hopes by showcasing the importance of technology in the classroom and supporting educational organisations both large and small tackle tech disparity, it can help to bridge the gaps that cause inequality in education."