MPCT learners and staff are hitting the road – virtually – to ensure No-one Gets Left Behind.
MPCT, is backing the UK Government campaign to ensure pupils of all ages can access remote education during the coronavirus lockdown and beyond.
And from 1 March to 23 April, 1500 of our 16-19-year-old we will be taking part in a major fundraising drive to provide laptops for those who need them most.
Around 650 laptops have been already provided by the Department for Education for MPC learners in England and the MPCT’s charitable arm has gifted 125 laptops for leaners in Wales.
Now, to ensure there is an adequate supply of laptops, not just for current but for upcoming recruits, our 1500-strong cohort of learners will complete a virtual marathon in the hope of raising more than £5k for MPCT’s charity, the Motivational Learning Trust.
They have been split into teams and they and their instructors, who are all ex-British Armed Forces personnel, aim to cover a distance of 1415 miles – or 26.2 miles a day – by walking, jogging or running in their own time and locality over 54 days.
Participants will be scored in actual miles covered and it is hoped that, along with raising funds through donations from friends, family and the wider public, the challenge will boost participants’ mental and physical heath.
MPCT’s Director of Contracts, Tim Williams, said
“It’s about current learners supporting those that will follow them. Remote learning isn’t going away any time soon,” he said, “and it’s vital young people have the equipment they need to access it and reach their full potential. Laptops are crucial to this – some of our learners only had mobile phones and others were sharing laptops with family members, so had very restricted usage. Not only will this fundraiser ensure none of our existing cohort gets left behind, but it will also provide laptops to equip a new intake of recruits – so laptop provision isn’t just a one-off initiative; it’s a sustainable one.”Tim Williams Director of Contracts MPCT
In addition, learners who live in areas which experience connectivity issues can access alternative support and advice from MPCT.
The No-One Gets Left Behind campaign is being rolled out across all MPCT digital channels including Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, TikTok and Snapchat and donations can be made via https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/mpct-college3Back to news articles