YOUNGSTERS at a York primary school are to benefit from a donation of 60 Chromebooks and two charging trolleys from a York-based charitable trust.

The Ed De Nunzio Charitable Trust has gifted the gear to Tang Hall Primary School. The Trust was set up in memory of Edward De Nunzio, a former Bootham School student who died in a tragic accident ten years ago aged just 18.

They aim to help children and young people in the York area reach their full potential.

As well as donating the laptops and charging trolleys the trust also covered all of the setting up costs for the machines.

Gavin Wilkinson, acting assistant head teacher, said the trust contacted the school during the last lockdown about potential funding to enable children to access technology.

Mr Wilkinson said: “We are now in the incredibly fortunate position of having one Chromebook per child in Upper Key Stage 2 and one Chromebook per 2 children in Lower Key Stage 2 and Key Stage 1.

"This will allow all of our children at Tang Hall to access technology throughout the school day, help prepare them to be good digital citizens and provide them with key skills that will be essential to their futures.

"We cannot thank the De Nunzio Trust enough for this incredibly kind donation and we cannot underestimate the positive impact this will have on our wonderful school community."

Edward De Nunzio’s mum, Julie, said that trustees wanted to help children who were disadvantaged by having limited access to technology.

As reported by The Press, they have previously donated equipment to Hob Moor Primary Academy where 30 Chromebooks and two iPads are being used by pupils and staff.