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Laptops gift to infant school from Kent builder

Each foundation class will receive laptop to support 'fantastic work'

Tenterden Infant School has received a donation of laptops from Tunbridge Wells-based housebuilder Dandara, which is building its Church View development less than a minute away on Recreation Ground Road, Tenterden.

Dandara’s donation will be used to provide laptops for each foundation class, allowing the children to access their educational programmes throughout the day.

Mrs Tina McIntosh, head of schools for Tenterden Primary Federation,says: “Having a laptop available in each foundation class will help to support the children’s learning, particularly in an increasingly digital world where the use of ICT is an important life skill.

“The children have increased their confidence and computer skills in their online and home learning tasks. Having a laptop in each foundation class will enable the children to continue independently using these skills in their learning. I am really grateful to Dandara for this kind donation. This is a resource that all the children will be able to use throughout their day.”

Louise Norman, sales and marketing director for Dandara South East, says: “Access to laptops has become so important in the past year for children’s education and, given that our Church View development is just a stone’s throw away, we are happy to have the opportunity to donate some laptops for the foundation classes at Tenterden Infant School – particularly after such a challenging year. We hope the laptops will help support the fantastic work the teachers at Tenterden Infant School do.”

Dandara is currently building its Church View development just down the road from Tenterden Infant School, where a collection of one-, two-, three-, and five-bedrooms homes are available. To find out more about Church View or Dandara call 01580 363 978 or visit here.

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David Buckley

Dave Buckley is a career journalist. “I once went painting girders for a week and discovered I didn’t like heights,” he says. “Apart from that it has always been journalism for me in one form or another.” Past local weekly publications he has worked for include: the South-East London Mercury* covering the Borough of Greenwich as a junior reporter; Orpington-based News Shopper as a sub-editor; and the Kent Messenger when based in Larkfield, Maidstone, as deputy chief sub-editor. He has also worked for the following dailies/nationals: Daily Express, Today*, News of the World* and Hong Kong Star*. All those marked with an asterisk no longer exist (trend emerging?). He owned and edited a Thailand-based property magazine before returning to England and currently works as a production editor on a car fleet magazine. His first foray into property ownership saw him move from London to Rainham (the Gillingham, Kent, variety). He has subsequently lived in Chislehurst, Petts Wood and Orpington in the Borough of Bromley (which he still regards as being in Kent). In more recent years he owned three different properties on the Kings Hill (West Malling) development.

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