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11 March 2011 | PR 11/25

University boost for Rendell Primary School


Alison Barlow, community relations officer, Loughborough University (right) with Karen Rixon, head teacher, Rendell Primary School (left) and key stage one pupils.

Rendell Primary School, Loughborough is utilising the very latest technology to help key stage one pupils thanks to a donation from Loughborough University.

The University provided just under £700 from its Education Fund to Rendell to purchase MP3 story phone headsets and online story books.  The headsets are being used with pupils to help boost language development which in turn will help speaking, listening and writing skills.

Alison Barlow, community relations officer at Loughborough University visited the school recently to see the pupils using the headsets and comments:

“The University was delighted to support the Rendell project.  The headsets will broaden the children’s interaction with technology and provide the school with a fun and easy way of boosting key aspects of education for pupils in their early years at school.”

The University’s total Donations Fund contributions across Charnwood so far is £38,000, which includes just under £10,000 awarded to projects from the Education Fund.


For all media enquiries contact:

Alison Barlow
Community Relations Officer
Loughborough University
T: 01509 228696
E: A.J.Barlow@lboro.ac.uk 

Notes for editors:

Loughborough is one of the country’s leading universities, with an international reputation for research that matters, excellence in teaching, strong links with industry, and unrivalled achievement in sport and its underpinning academic disciplines.

It was awarded the coveted Sunday Times University of the Year 2008-09 title, and is consistently ranked in the top twenty of UK universities in national newspaper league tables. In the 2010 National Student Survey, Loughborough was voted one of the top universities in the UK, and has topped the Times Higher Education league for the UK’s Best Student Experience every year since the poll's inception in 2006. In recognition of its contribution to the sector, the University has been awarded six Queen's Anniversary Prizes.

Loughborough is also the UK’s premier university for sport. It has perhaps the best integrated sports development environment in the world and is home to some of the country’s leading coaches, sports scientists and support staff. It also has the country’s largest concentration of world-class training facilities across a wide range of sports.

It is a member of the 1994 Group of 19 leading research-intensive universities. The Group was established in 1994 to promote excellence in university research and teaching. Each member undertakes diverse and high-quality research, while ensuring excellent levels of teaching and student experience.

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