Raising funds for new computers

A project by: Angela Southam

£522
pledged of £1,591 target
32%
FUNDED
42
SPONSORS
Congrats! This project has reached its minimum needed of £204 and is going for its target of £1,591!
Help us prepare our pupils for the exciting challenges that the 21st century will bring

key stats

Number of students that will benefit: 374

Age of years: 4-11 years

Eligible for free school meals: 35%

our project

What we want

We would like to improve our computing suite, so our pupils have a greater opportunity to develop the necessary skills needed for the 21st century workplace. Our students are always enthusiastic about developing their Computing education and want to develop their skills, not only to prepare themselves for secondary school, but to work towards future employment in the IT industry.

Who is this for?

Across the school, we have 46% of students on Pupil Premium. The success of this project will benefit many of these children, who might not have regular access to a computer at home, by supporting and developing their computer literacy.

Why we want it

My project is about giving our pupils the same opportunities that other children have, so they can aspire to be part of an exciting future where technology will play an essential part to their everyday lives, as well as their future professions. If we are successful in raising these funds, the pupils at Somerford will benefit from a more personalised education, where they can be further challenged and inspired to achieve.

where your money goes

We are initially looking to buy:

6x Acer Chromebook 11 blue @ £199.99 each = £1199.94

1X Bee- and Blue-Bot Set @ £359.64

Subtotal: £1559.58

Credit card fees @ 2%: £31.19

Grand total: £1590.77

However, if we raise more than this, we would love to buy more! Ideally, we'd buy a total of 10 computers and 6 Bee-bots, coming to a total of £6000 (inc credit card fees).

Help us reach our target!

We need as many people as possible to be talking and sharing posts about our project. It's not only money that will help our project succeed... Word of mouth and social media will help us achieve our goal! Please share this project with anyone you think will support us.

We know we said you don't need to give money to help us, but we'd love it if you did! 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