Two schools in South Yorkshire have boosted their home-learning provision thanks to support from educational charity, the GFG Foundation.

Donations from the charity have enabled Thrybergh Academy to purchase laptop cameras for teachers as an aid to their online lessons and been used by Stocksbridge High School to purchase dongles to help vulnerable students access online lessons and resources from home.

Founded by LIBERTY Steel Group’s CEO Sanjeev Gupta in 2017, the GFG Foundation aims to support and educate young people in communities close to LIBERTY Steel’s plants, inspiring students through mentoring and engagement with technology, engineering and science at its industrial businesses.

Claire Neilson, Manager of the GFG Foundation, said: “Inspiring young people to pursue science and engineering is our key aim but in the current circumstances, helping local schools to keep all their students motivated and engaged in any way possible is the most important thing.

“We are looking forward to the time that mentors from LIBERTY Steel’s Stocksbridge and Rotherham sites will be able to return to schools and support students in their studies.”

David Burnham, Head Teacher of Thrybergh Academy, said: “The cameras are a vital aid to teachers modelling their lessons for the students. We are immensely grateful for the GFG Foundation’s support as we continue to deal with the challenges of home-learning and ensuring that all our students are able to progress with their studies.”

Andy Ireland, Head Teacher of Stocksbridge High School, said: “The donation from the GFG Foundation is greatly appreciated. It has been a challenge to support all our students with remote learning but help from the local community has been invaluable throughout the pandemic.”

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