Located in Newcastle upon Tyne, Dame Allan’s Schools comprise a Junior School and Nursery, a Boys’ School, a Girls’ School and a Sixth Form, across two different sites in the city. The schools have a long history, having been founded in 1705. Each of the schools aim to encourage students to develop self confidence, self-discipline and independence to prepare them to become successful adults in a rapidly changing world.
In July 2012, Dame Allan’s School purchased six LapSafe® ClassBuddy™ charging trolleys which are all located in the Junior School, with around 230 students having access to and using the trolleys every school day.
Andrew Forster, Network Manager at Dame Allan’s Schools said: “The school decided to buy LapSafe® ClassBuddy™ laptop trolleys due to a mixture of the price and the features available. The main reason to purchase them was the ability to customise the trolleys to meet our own needs.
“We have had a super response from both students and staff. The children love the bright colours of the trolleys, and the staff like being able to move the laptops safely between classrooms.”
Andrew continued: “The delivery driver who brought the trolleys was brilliant and the installation was very straightforward, it just initially took some time to set up the laptop wires.”
The school uses the trolleys to store the laptops and transport them between the rooms so that they are able to charge them in any room. In addition, the school’s ClassBuddy™ trolleys feature the Data Transfer Kit which allows them to connect all of the laptops inside the trolley to the school network to send updates simultaneously.
Andrew concluded: “My experience of working with LapSafe® has been excellent so far and I would recommend them to other schools as they are straightforward and they do the job!”
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