Chapel St Leonards Laptops

A project by: Kris Mantle

pledged of £1,035 target

This project did not reach its target.

Completion Date: Fri 29 Mar 2019
Laptops lead to learning

Key stats

Number of students that will benefit: 207

Age of students: 5-11

Percentage eligible for free school meals: 46.2%


About us

Chapel St Leonards Primary School is on the English east coast, six miles north of Skegness. Despite being a rural, coastal primary school in an area of high deprivation, we continue to offer our children a well-rounded education. In 2018, the school joined the Community Inclusive Trust. Since academisation, the school has seen steady improvement. We are hopeful of a positive rating when we have our first Ofsted inspection.

The school strives to provide a varied and engaging curriculum through the use of technology and community engagement. Our pupils and staff run a gardening club in partnership with the Chapel St Leonards Residents Association. This group gives our pupils opportunities to learn horticultural skills and understand the farm to fork process. Through the Gardening Club, our pupils become embedded in the community, and the residents become part of the school’s.

To improve their understanding of English, our pupils use iPads and the Vocab App from Vocabulary Ninja. This app provides the pupils with interactive activities which reinforce the rules around grammar and the English language.

What do we want?


Who is this for?

These laptops would be used by all our pupils. Our older pupils will access sites such as BBC Bitesize to prepare for their SATS. The internet will also be a valuable resource for these pupils as they undertake research projects in History, Science and Geography. Our pupils will be slowly introduced to the laptops giving them an understanding of the internet, software and apps such as Clicker and learning how to stay safe online. Clicker supports our literacy curriculum helping children with sentence structure and story writing. This software is especially useful to SEND children or those who speak English as a second language.

Why do we want it?

As the world becomes more dependent on technology, IT skills are as essential as reading and writing to be positive community members. In providing access to technology early on, our pupils can quickly become proficient and begin to explore the opportunities modern technology grants us. Not only does this equipment allows our children to develop the skills necessary for the modern world but also gives them a platform to express themselves and communicate their feelings. Using software such as GarageBand or MovieMaker, pupils have access to creative tools not usually available to their peers.

Where your money goes

3 x Laptops @ £345 each (inc VAT)

Total = £1,035


If we're fortunate enough to raise more than our target, then we would purchase further laptops for the school.


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