The Notre Dame community received a generous donation of IT equipment from the Lloyds Banking Group on February 5. The equipment - 17 iPads with 15 cases and keyboards, 4 Surface Pros with keyboards, 3 Galaxy Tablets with keyboard cases, 1 laptop, and 25 dongles - will support and enhance the online learning of our students.
We’d like to take this opportunity to warmly thank Lloyds for their kindness.
Mr. Andrew Kellett, Assistant Principal, said, "We are incredibly pleased with the donation from Lloyds Bank in Leeds and we will ensure our students benefit greatly from their generosity."
Mr. Johnathan Hayton from the Lloyds Banking Group, said, “As the UK’s largest digital bank, Lloyds Banking Group is committed to helping communities access the skills they need to improve social mobility. During the pandemic, the need to stay connected virtually has become ever more evident. Last month, the Group donated £500K to the Daily Mail’s #ComputersforKids appeal to help plug some of the gap nationally.
“In addition, our Mortgages IT team based at our Lovell Park office were determined to support Notre Dame. As a result, the bank sourced 25 devices. In addition, 17 of our amazing colleagues purchased keyboards out of their own pockets to fully support the tablets. We hope that this is the start of a longer term partnership with the College and we’re already looking to support the new Digital T Level by lining up some of our experienced software engineers to present to students around their experience of IT in industry.”