Woburn Sands primary pupils benefit from £1,000 donation

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Tech savvy primary school students are looking forward to making the most of a £1,000 donation from the Amazon fulfilment centre here in Milton Keynes.

Swallowfield Lower School is the happy recipient of the centre’s latest community donation and teachers at the Woburn Sands school have used it to purchase some brand new equipment for the IT department.

Members of the Amazon team visited the primary school to find out how the pupils were getting on with their new devices.

Scott Wharton, general manager at Amazon Milton Keynes, said: “We had a fantastic time visiting Swallowfield Lower School and it was clear to see why all the pupils and teachers love their school so much. At Amazon we think it’s so important for children to develop their digital skills and creativity, so it was great to see the pupils enjoying their new devices!”

Greg McGill, deputy head teacher at Swallowfield Lower School, added: “We loved giving the Amazon team a sense of what it’s like to be at Swallowfield Lower School. We hope they enjoyed the visit as much as we enjoyed showing them around! We’d like to take the opportunity to say thank you to Scott and the team for their generous donation. The money will go a long way in helping us to encourage our pupils to enjoy learning.” The donation forms part of the ‘Amazon in the Community’ programme, through which the company supports the communities around its operating locations across the UK.