Schoolchildren learn about digital connections
Balfour Beatty has provided St Augustine's Catholic Primary School in Scaynes Hill with £1,000 for new IT equipment to help them make the most of a new Full Fibre broadband connection provided by the Government.
St Augustine's was identified by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport as one of 500 rural schools around the UK that required support to access Full Fibre broadband and provided them with the necessary funding to install it.
Balfour Beatty is helping Mid Sussex District Council to rollout Full Fibre broadband infrastructure to rural communities in Mid Sussex. To help the children learn more about the importance of digital infrastructure and how it affects our everyday lives, they took part in a competition to design posters that show what digital connections mean to them. The winners were Alex and Lily in Upper Key Stage 2, Lexie in Lower Key Stage 2 and Melissa who is in Key Stage 1.