New laptops for Tarves pupils

Handover: Head Teacher Heather Scott receives the computers from PTA Chairman Martin Sisley
Handover: Head Teacher Heather Scott receives the computers from PTA Chairman Martin Sisley

PUPILS and teachers at Tarves Primary School has received a massive boost, thanks to a generous gift from the school’s Parent Teacher association.

The PTA’s fundraising efforts have allowed the school to buy a number of brand new laptop computers, as well as a secure cabinet in which to store them. Costing around £6,800, the computers and the cabinet are set to give pupils and teachers alike the opportunity to enhance lessons at the school.

The PTA raised the money through a variety of events, such as the annual summer fete, quiz nights, a golf day at Newburgh and a Halloween party.

“Every time we have a PTA meeting the staff discuss with us what they’d like the money we raise to be spent on”, said PTA Chairman Martin Sisley. “With the school’s current computers ageing a bit, we were told that it would be great if we could help provide the school with a new set of laptop computers.

“We set ourselves a fundraising target for the computers, the secure cabinet and the software licences, which I’m delighted to say we managed to exceed.

“It’s been a fantastic achievement by everyone involved. We’d like to thank all the parents, staff and pupils who have supported our efforts along the way.”