Five new iPads have been donated to an Echuca primary school after eight were stolen last month.By Kathleen Tonini
Five new iPads have been donated to Echuca South Primary School after the school had its eight devices stolen two weeks ago.
The Riv reported on February 22 the iPads had been stolen from the school’s Information Communications Technology room.
Because there was no sign of forced entry, it was not until the Monday the staff noticed the iPads were gone.
Principal Karl Stenning said staff had been ‘‘dumbfounded’’ by the theft.
Mr Stenning said the devices were part of the school’s Koori education program, bought through a government grant.
They were used by the school’s approximately 30 Koori students, as well as the grade 5 and 6 students to make videos.
At the time, Mr Stenning said the iPads would not be able to be replaced.
But Moama Bowling Club, after reading about the theft in the Riv, decided to donate the iPads.
MBC sales and marketing manager George Santos said the club looked for where it could help out in the community.
‘‘It’s a school that (was) obviously in need of assistance,’’ Mr Santos said.
‘‘(The school is) certainly a worthy recipient.’’
Mr Stenning said he was overwhelmed by the generosity of the MBC.
‘‘The whole school community is just so appreciative of the support,’’ he said.
Mr Stenning said the school would continue to fundraise for ICT devices and hoped to replace the other three iPads.
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