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Port funds one-hundred Chromebooks for Milford Haven and Pembroke Dock school pupils

17/02/2021

The Port of Milford Haven has made a financial donation to Milford Haven School and Ysgol Harri Tudur to enable them to purchase one-hundred Chromebooks to help with lockdown learning.

With many children unable to access technology or having to share devices with other family members while schools are closed due to the Covid-19 pandemic, staff at the Port wanted to reach out and help during this difficult time.

“Focusing on the needs of future generations and developing an environment that is rich with opportunities is at the centre of our thinking,” said Lauren Williams, Community Engagement Assistant. “It’s essential that our children have access to the tools they need to realise their full potential and we hope these extra devices will help ease the pressures that some families are currently facing, while enabling pupils to enjoy learning online with their teachers and fellow classmates”.

Ceri-Ann Morris, Headteacher at Milford Haven School has welcomed the donation, commenting “A huge thank you to the Port for their generous donation of Chromebooks. It touched our hearts at Milford Haven School to know that members of our community share in valuing the importance of learning and want to support us to do all they can to make sure that everyone has an opportunity to access their online learning during these tough times. This isn’t simply a donation; it is about helping to make a real difference to the community we serve. The learners at Milford Haven School and I greatly appreciate their kindness. Diolch yn fawr.”

Meanwhile Ysgol Harri Tudur’s Headteacher Fiona Kite is delighted with the news. She said “Ysgol Harri Tudur is incredibly grateful for the exceptionally generous donation given to the school by the Port of Milford Haven. This will allow us to reach out to many more pupils in supporting their on-line blended learning provision during this pandemic and into the future. From myself, the Chair of Governors, the Governing Body and all of our staff and pupils; thank you so very, very much.”

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Photo 1: Nick Makin, Ysgol Harri Tudur’s School Business Manager, with some of the Chromebooks made available to support pupil home learning following a donation from the Port of Milford Haven.

Photo 2: Deputy Head Teacher at Milford Haven School, Rob Berry, and the pupils are delighted with the new Chromebooks.

Notes to Editors

Port of Milford Haven
The Port of Milford Haven is the UK’s top energy port and Wales’ busiest port handling around 20% of Britain’s seaborne trade in oil and gas. It is widely recognised in the industry as the energy capital of the UK.
The Port, along with the cluster of energy-related businesses along the Waterway, is a key driver of economic activity in Pembrokeshire, attracting inward investment and supporting over 4,000 jobs.
The Port of Milford Haven also owns and operates Pembroke Port and Milford Dock. Activities such as cargo handling, ferry operations, fish landing and cruise calls as well as a first class marina are spread across these two sites.
One of the most prominent on the West Coast, the Port is in the heart of the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park, the only Coastal National Park in Great Britain. It is marked as a Special Area of Conservation (SAC) and has many areas designated as Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI).
The Port of Milford Haven is a trust port – an independent, commercially run organisation that has statutory responsibilities governed by its Acts, to maintain and improve navigation and the provision of Port and Harbour services and facilities. Additionally, the Port provides significant financial and in-kind support to a wide variety of local causes. All profits are retained within the business to fund these objectives.

For further information, visit www.mhpa.co.uk or contact:

Anna Malloy
Port of Milford Haven
01646 696100
anna.malloy@mhpa.co.uk

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