A CHIRK factory has helped a school secure all-new technology equipment to help their learning.

Wood panel manufacturer Kronospan has provided funding to go towards the purchase of new laptops for Pentre school.

The funding was provided in response to a letter sent to the factory by some of the school’s pupils.

Year 6 students Angelica Allum and Dylan Evans wrote to the company asking for help to achieve their IT targets from the school curriculum.

Angelice wrote: “We do not have many laptops at Pentre School so the new laptops which are called Chromebooks, are really needed so we can all learn together while we do our work.”

Dylan added: “We are trying to expand our learning and achieve our full potential, so we really wanted these laptops for our schoolwork.”

School headteacher Helen Pugh was very thankful to the factory for the funding, and highlighted the importance of up-to-date technology for the pupils.

She said: “Keeping up to date with IT is vital for the children here at Pentre School. We are very grateful to Kronospan for their help as they are the latest Chromebooks. They really enhance the educational experience for all the children.”

Kronospan chairman Mike McKenna said: “Angelica and Dylan wrote to us asking for help with new IT at Pentre School. Chromebooks are portable, convenient and the future of learning, so we were delighted to purchase them as they are the best available laptops for use in schools.”