River Mead School - Getting SEN children coding

A project by: Karen Austin

£10
pledged of £1,295 target

This project did not reach its target.

Completion Date: Wed 24 Oct 2018
'Ozobot robots' for complex needs children to enable interactive coding

Special needs coding opportunity!

We have 20 complex needs children, all of whom will use the OZOBOTS!

We are the 5th most deprived school in the county of Wiltshire; your help WILL make a difference.

Number of students that will benefit: 20 (+ whole school when we're not using them)

Age of students: 4-11

Percentage eligible for free school meals: 34%

OUR PROJECT

We would initially like to purchase 12 double packs of Ozobots to enable the children (who are educated in our complex needs resource base setting) to access coding!

What do we want?

Having borrowed some of these and seen the impact, ease of use and immediate joy of success they enabled our special needs children to experience, we would desperately like to purchase some of our own to be able to use them more frequently and develop the coding skills of our children. The immediate joy of achievement by drawing a line and seeing the mini Ozobot robot follow this was immeasurable for children with physical, emotional, social and mental difficulties; they all achieved success!

Who is this for?

Initially these will be used in the complex needs resource base. And when they are not using them they will loan them out to other mainstream year groups, including our onsite nursery (which caters for vulnerable 2 year olds) as well as the 200+ children throughout the rest of the school. The opportunities are, as they say, endless!

Why do we want it?

The Ozobot robots will enable children with complex physical, social, communication and emotional difficulties to access the IT coding curriculum in a fun and engaging way which gives immediate results.

WHERE YOUR MONEY GOES

12 x Ozobot dual packs @ £107.99 https://www.amazon.co.uk/Ozobot-Dual-Pack-White-Black/dp/B00ZYUU7UE/ref=sr_1_5

Total = £1,295.88 (incl VAT & delivery)

STRETCH TARGET

If we're fortunate enough to raise more than our target, then we would also like to buy cases for the project, and as many Ozobots as we could buy!

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 students.

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