POWER company Drax has pledged £70,000 to Selby High School to cover the cost of laptops.

The company supplied 50 laptops with free internet access to Selby High School last year to support students studying from home through the pandemic, as part of its Drax Laptops for Learners initiative to support local education.

Drax has now offered a five-year support package to cover the cost of 50 new laptops a year to a value of more than £70,000.

Nick Hinchcliffe, the principal of Selby High School said: “The generous donation from Drax has really allowed us to move a step closer to our goal of ensuring that every student at Selby High School has access to technology at home."

“This will have a huge benefit for some of our most vulnerable learners, and allow us to make sure that any gaps in learning caused by the pandemic are quickly closed.”

The school has loaned over 500 laptops to support students with home learning since 2020.