A GENEROUS Dennistoun community club is ensuring local kids get access to vital classes during lockdown.

Bluevale Community Club on Finlay Drive is appealing for IT equipment that is no longer in use to distribute to families who need it.

The club’s Amanda Watson said they had been made aware of families who were sharing one device between multiple children and felt that they had to do something to help. She highlighted that it would be a logistical challenge for many families to ensure their children have access to classes as they might be at different stages of school.

She said: “Children are going to need to follow their classes online and they can’t do that if they have to share with another sibling. That will be a lot harder if there is one device between three or four children.

Glasgow City Council are providing families with equipment, but Amanda and her team were inundated with requests from people with large families who required more access to technology.

The schools have been able to tell Amanda and her team how many devices they require and are then able to give these out to families.

The group will be able to clear devices to ensure these can be used as soon as they can be.

As well as tablets, they are also appealing for art supplies for home learning packs.

Amanda added: “We’re doing this because we don’t think it’s been highlighted enough. We’ve already got a few tablets and we’re going out to collect some but we need more to meet the demand from the schools. We’re just trying to get the word out there.”

Bluevale Community Club also distributed parcels to vulnerable and shielding people throughout the first lockdown and will be continuing to do this.

She said: “We thought winter would be a perfect opportunity to restart this because elderly people aren’t able to get out for their shopping. Everything is following government guidelines and we drop shopping off at the door.”

For readers wishing to donate arts and crafts supplies, IT equipment, tablets or iPads that they no longer use, they can contact Bluevale Community Group at Bluevalecc@outlook.com or through their Facebook page called Bluevale Community Club. The club have also asked locals to donate chargers as well.

A member of the team will then get in touch to arrange collection.