Where: Chorlton, Manchester
Number of students that will benefit: 675+
Age of students: 4-11
Percentage eligible for free school meals: 7%
We are part of a proudly diverse neighbourhood and firmly believe that technology can bring learning to life for our pupils and add huge enjoyment to their school experience. Developing pupils' use of technology will provide exciting learning opportunities for all of our pupils.
What do we want?
Our long-term goal is for a full class set of acclaimed Lego WeDo 2.0. This renowned toy has been developed to include fascinating robotic interactivity through electronic connections and intuitive programming. Our initial target is for 4 sets, enough for 8 children to experiment with and lead to greater things! We are hoping in future to scale this up to 15 sets, enough for a whole class to enjoy.
Who is this for?
These kits will provide pupils the opportunity to design, build and code their own products using Lego. In addition, we will seek to host curriculum Lego clubs for all of our pupils to attend and potentially run an after-school Lego club where pupils are given the opportunities to work with other pupils from different classes on a range of different projects.
Why do we want it?
The Lego WeDo kits will bring coding to life beyond the computer screen and enable pupils to recognise how computing works in the real world. It will enhance pupils ability to meet the demands of the Design Technology / Computing curriculum.
"We're really excited about the potential of Lego WeDo kits, enabling our children to access coding hands-on, as tactile educational activities," said Ms. Deborah Howard.
WHERE YOUR MONEY GOES
4 x Lego WeDo 2.0 kits @ £133.12 each
Total = £532.50 (incl VAT & delivery)
If we're fortunate enough to raise more than our target, then for every extra £133 we will be able to provide for 2 more children. Our ultimate goal is to provide for a whole class, a total of 15 kits costing a total of £1,996.
HELP US REACH OUR TARGET!
WE WILL RECEIVE £250 FUNDING 'BOOST' FROM ROCKET FUND IF WE are among the first 20 projects to hit £250 in december!
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