Donation of digital cameras welcomed by staff and pupils

Pupils at Knox Academy, Meadowpark, Haddington received an early Christmas present of digital cameras kindly donated by Canon UK. The cameras will be used by the pupils, who have a range of communication difficulties, to record their learning projects and progress.

Charli Prime, Deputy Head Teacher of Meadowpark Communication Provision, Haddington, said: “We are very grateful to Canon for their generous gifts which are appreciated by both pupils and staff. We believe passionately that all young people at Meadowpark deserve the very best education with an expectation that they will be able to continue a lifelong journey either into work, further study or in some cases, independence. The cameras will provide extra opportunities for the pupils to express themselves and to record their work.”

Cabinet member for Education and Children’s services, Cllr Shamin Akhtar, added: “It was great to see how delighted the young people at Knox Academy, Meadowpark were on receiving the cameras from Max Sykes. The school has developed a great partnership with Canon UK which is helping to support the young people develop their digital skills. Thank you to Canon UK for their donation which I think is a great example of how businesses can support our schools and our young people. I hope that this will encourage other businesses to do the same”.

Max Sykes, Canon UK, said: “The Directors of Canon UK Ltd are proud to support the Digital Skills and Learning of the students by donating a selection of digital cameras to be used to explore the exciting world of photography. Digital skills and the world of digital imaging is an exciting place, we hope the young people enjoy their new Canon cameras to explore and discover the world of digital photography.

“Enabling young people to learn supports the Canon philosophy of Kyosei which lies at the heart of our brand, business and sponsorship activities. Kyosei is a Japanese word that means living and working together for the common good a principle that is embraced by all Canon employees. It shapes our mission and our values, the way we treat our people and conduct our business.

“We look forward to seeing the photographs taken by the young students at Meadowpark School.”

Published: Thursday, 20th December 2018