NEW laptops have been given to school children in Bishop's Waltham thanks to a generous donation.

Bishop's Waltham Junior School pupils were given 64 Chromebooks after £15,000 was raised by a parent volunteer group.

The Friends of Bishop's Waltham Junior School held various fundraising events including a fireworks display, Christmas Fayre and summer barbecue.

Headteacher Darren Campbell said: “The Chromebooks have been set up, and classes have already begun using them.

“As a school, we are lucky to have such a committed group of parent volunteers who give their time to organise fundraising events for the school. In recent months, there has been the community fireworks event and the Christmas fayre - both of which were a tremendous success.

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“The pupils on the School Council had requested extra computing devices during a meeting at the beginning of the school year, so it is lovely to see this agreed upon by the FOBS team.”

The next fundraising event being organised by the Friends of Bishop's Waltham Junior School a showing of the film Sonic 2 on January 18.

Starting at 3.15pm, tickets will cost £4.50 each and are on sale until January 13. To buy tickets, visit: