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Smart move helps digital poverty project

Posted onPosted on 23rd Nov

Shirebrook-based photocopier supplier Smart Digital Business Solutions has donated an A1 plotter printer to Queen Elizabeth’s Academy, Mansfield, through its strategic partnership with #WemakeICTPossible Digital Poverty Campaign.

The company works alongside The Musketeers CIC, the team behind #WemakeICTPossible, which is committed to tackling digital poverty by providing ICT equipment and home-learning resources to those who need help accessing digital learning across Mansfield and Ashfield.

#WeMakeICTPossible launched its second phase in August to broaden the campaign to ICT provision in schools and at home.

Smart Digital has made available several copying and printing devices for The Musketeers to make use of.

Queen Elizabeth’s Design & Technology/Engineering and Photography Department said the plotter, which provides full colour ‘poster-sized printing,’ will give a new lease of life to student learning.

Teacher Cory Crutchley, design and technology/engineering lead, said: “This is a fantastic donation and will certainly help the students at Queen Elizabeth’s Academy. We want to thank Smart Digital and The Musketeers for supporting the academy.

“The plotter will be used in a range of creative faculties and will aid students in creating large printouts of their photographed images. It will also help design and engineering students by printing out large engineering drawings that students work from to create their engineered products.”

Scott Westwood, director of Smart Digital, is pictured with Cory Crutchley, head of design technology/engineering lead at Queen Elizabeth’s Academy.