City donates computers to Leaning Tree

Published: Thursday, 2 July 2020 at 9:19:33 AM

Teachers and students at the Leaning Tree Steiner School have welcomed new technology thanks to a recent donation from the City of Greater Geraldton.

The school expressed their interest in receiving computers earlier this year and were able to collect 20 PCs, 5 laptops and 10 monitors before they were passed onto a computer recycling centre.

City of Greater Geraldton Mayor Shane Van Styn said it was great to be able to assist the school.

“It’s been a tough year for many and we’re glad we can make things a little easier for the teachers and students at the Leaning Tree Steiner School,” he said.

“Our ICT department recently conducted a computer refresh, which resulted in a number of goods that could be repurposed for other uses.

“We were able to make contact with the school, and hope that they enjoy their new devices.”

Leaning Tree Steiner School Education Manager Lara Sampson appreciated the City’s support.

“The ‘new-to-us’ computer equipment has allowed our new Middle School to establish a computer lab and develop our digital technologies program in an effective, efficient and economical manner,” she said. 

“The staff and students have been energised by the donations from the City and we thank their ICT department and our teacher Chris Atkinson-de Garis for coordinating the handover of equipment.

“It is also wonderful to see the City keen to continue the lifespan of the equipment before recycling and lessen digital technology wastage.”

The City is working on a platform that would make future goods available for the community to express their interest in.

More information on how to access this portal will be announced later this year.

Picture caption: Leaning Tree Steiner School Education Manager Lara Sampson, Digital Technologies Teacher Paul Frick with the City of Greater Geraldton’s Manager ICT Services Dennis Duff and Mayor Shane Van Styn.

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