Hull MP Emma Hardy has called on people to donate their unused laptops for school children to use during the coronavirus lockdown.

The Hull West and Hessle MP has called for 50 laptops and notebooks to be donated to both Newington Academy and Chiltern Primary School.

The scheme is being piloted at the schools. Technicians will set up the devices before they are given to pupils.

Ms Hardy said the scheme would help children keep up with their school work during the lockdown.

Ms Hardy said: "With the wonderful people of Hull donating their unwanted laptops and notebooks, it will mean that our children will not be left behind.

"It will also help parents provide home schooling, especially with the recent KCOM announcement to remove internet data caps.

"It is small acts of kindness like this that can make such a huge difference to our children."

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Ms Hardy said anyone wishing to donate their devices can contact the schools.