Digital inclusion scheme, Wolves Tech Aid, is making a difference to 100 pupils and their families at a Wolverhampton school during Get Online Week (16 to 22 October).

The digital device recycling scheme, led by City of Wolverhampton Council, has gifted 30 desktop computers, 40 tablets and 30 laptops to Long Knowle Primary School in Blackwood Avenue, Wednesfield.

The donated devices have been refurbished and handed to children who previously did not have devices at home to help with homework and learning.

Jonathan Webb, Deputy Headteacher at Long Knowle Primary School, said: "As a school, we are always looking out for ways of supporting the families of Long Knowle Primary. 

“This initiative has allowed us to support families who do not have access to devices at home for their children. We have been able to support these families through giving out the devices which has allowed the children to access vital learning opportunities form home. 

“Our children are now able to access learning from home which will have a significant positive impact on their learning whilst allowing their parents to further develop home school links. 

“This opportunity has been a huge success and as a community, we are extremely grateful to the amazing initiative.”

Councillor Obaida Ahmed, City of Wolverhampton Council Cabinet Member for Digital and Community Inclusion, said: “Wolves Tech Aid is part of the work we are doing as Digital Wolves to help fulfil Wolverhampton’s ambition to become a 100% digitally included city.

“We recognise not all our residents are benefiting from this technology with some residents unable to afford equipment or connectivity to get online.

“There are children in the city without devices and the ability to access online classes, complete homework and much more.  Every device will help children of all ages to flourish academically.

“I am therefore asking residents and businesses who may have old laptops or devices sitting around doing nothing to donate them to the scheme to ensure our children can benefit from being online.”

Wolves Tech Aid supports Wolverhampton residents of all ages and accepts donations from individuals and businesses, with device drop off points located across the city:

Wednesfield Library  2 Well Lane, Wolverhampton, WV11 1XT     01902 556278
Finchfield Library   White Oak Drive, Wolverhampton, WV3 9AF   01902 556260
Tettenhall Library  Upper Street, Tettenhall, Wolverhampton, WV6 8QF  01902 556308
Bilston Library  Mount Pleasant, Bilston, WV14 7LU 01902 556253

 The devices are recycled by a local company who will completely wipe the data, repair and recycle the device in readiness for distribution.  

Donations can also be made by contacting, who will arrange the collection of devices.