A LEARNING platform in Bolton has secured a £250,000 investment to aid new home schooling developments.

Business support agency GC Angels and private investors have come up with the cash injection for Knowsley Street based Emile Education.

From the start of the first lockdown in March 2020, Emile has made headway as an online learning resource and comes recommended by the Department for Education.

Glen Jones, the firm’s founder and managing director, said: “Home-schooling during lockdown has taught so many parents how important education is to our children.

“We know that education doesn’t stop at school, so we are really pleased to receive this investment thanks to GC Angels and the private investors to develop an app that parents can use at home to make extracurricular learning fun.”

The outfit started life as Cyber Coach Smart and came about as a collaboration between game developers and academics at Manchester Metropolitan University.

Jess Jackson, GC Angels investment head, said the funding award was the result of “years of hard work”.