Sandringham School Laser Fund

A project by: Alex Neville

£40
pledged of £1,500 target
2%
FUNDED
3
SPONSORS
This project will only receive pledges if at least £150 is pledged by Mon 01 Jul 2019
Help Sandringham School D&T department to purchase a new Laser Cutter

KEY STATS

Number of students that will benefit: 1,450

Age of students: 11-18

Percentage eligible for free school meals: 4%

OUR PROJECT

About us

Sandringham School is a mixed comprehensive school located in St Albans, Hertfordshire. We cater for students across key stages of the curriculum and strive to provide students with a world class education.

Design and Technology is an integral part of the school curriculum at Sandringham School, where every student will study all aspects of D&T within their first 3 years of school life. All students have the opportunity to go on and study D&T at GCSE and A-level. We also provide a number of D&T and STEM enrichment days to students across all year groups.

What do we want?

The school would like help in raising funds to go towards the purchase of a new Laser Cutter for the D&T department. 

Who is this for?

The laser cutter would be used not only for the D&T department but will also be available to students across the whole school and will be used for various different activities over the course of the academic year.

Why do we want it?

Due to the ever changing nature of technology, students are required now to understand how to use the latest equipment that is being used at an industry level. A laser cutter has proved to be an invaluable tool and has allowed students to understand how to design and manufacture high quality final outcomes using computer aided machines and programmes. 

Having a laser cutter has not only been a great tool for our lower years but it has also been a vital piece of equipment for our GCSE and A-level classes and has had a huge impact on their coursework and practical examinations.

WHERE YOUR MONEY GOES

Your contributions will go towards the purchase of: 

Berghmann Laser Cutter 80W 600 X 900mm @ £6,995

https://www.tilgear.info/machines-power-tools/cnc-machinery/laser-cutters/ber698lsr-berghman-laser-cutter-80w-600-x-900mm

This will be an upgrade on our existing machine and will allow for our students to produce more innovative projects and give them the skills necessary for a career in STEM. Your donation would go towards the overall cost of the machine and we will be securing additional funding from the school as well as other STEM projects throughout the academic year.

STRETCH TARGET

This will be a year long campaign for us and any additional funds received will go towards helping us reach our overall target for the laser cutter mentioned above.

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