iPads for Communication at Elmwood School

A project by: Helen Farnell

£100
pledged of £1,474 target
6%
FUNDED
7
SPONSORS
This project will only receive pledges if at least £290 is pledged by Thu 01 Nov 2018
Supporting pupils to have their own voice

KEY STATS

Number of students that will benefit: approx. 50

Age of students: 4-19

Percentage eligible for free school meals: 37.9%

OUR PROJECT

Elmwood School is a secondary special school in Bridgwater, Somerset. It is part of a Federation which also has a Primary School and a Post-16 centre. The students who attend the schools have a wide range of special educational needs and disabilities. We are very creative about the ways we support our pupils with technology and have had fantastic success using both iPads and Eye Gaze technology to support pupils to have their own voice, enable them to make choices and have control over their needs and wants, and be able to communicate effectively with their peers.

What do we want?

We are very keen to help more students with communication and provide them with an iPad with their own communication software: we will purchase the Proloquo2go software for pupils to support them to have their own voice in making choices, commenting and communicating with their peers.

Who is this for?

Students with significant communication difficulties.

Why do we want it?

It will enable students to have a voice, have control, make choices and be able to communicate effectively with their peers, staff and families.

WHERE YOUR MONEY GOES

5 x iPad 32GB space Grey + engraving @ £284.40 each

https://www.jigsaw24.com/products/education-apple-ipad-32gb-wifi-mrjn2ed 

5 x Techgear bumper case @ £9.99 each

https://www.amazon.co.uk/TECHGEAR®-Anti-Shock-Protective-Protection-Protector/dp/B071VB1YCV/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1521914904&sr=8-3&keywords=Ipad+bumper+case

+ delivery = £1.95

Grand Total: £1,473.90

Stretch target

If we're fortunate enough to raise more than our target, then we would also like to buy the Proloquo2go software @ £250.

HELP US REACH OUR TARGET!

Please do donate, but if you can't donate right now you can help us in other ways! Share this project with anyone you think would support us. Share the link at the top of the page on Twitter, Facebook, email, your website, blog, mention us in a phone call or even just a chat over the fence! Please support us and help make a difference to our pupils.

Rocket Fund is a pilot project by Nesta. Nesta is a registered charity in England and Wales 1144091 and Scotland SC042833