Robots for Waterfoot

A project by: Sally Read

£155
pledged of £1,530 target
10%
FUNDED
8
SPONSORS
This project will only receive pledges if at least £270 is pledged by Wed 13 Dec 2017
Giving our children exciting, hands-on learning tools.

KEY STATS

Number of students that will benefit: 180

Age of students: 6 - 11 years

Eligible for free school meals: 13%

MY PROJECT

Waterfoot Primary School prepares children for a successful and satisfying life in the 21st Century. We seek to ensure that within the school, both adults and children will learn together and that each individual will reach their full potential.

At Waterfoot Primary School we think for ourselves and feel for others.

What do you want?

We want to buy some Robots for the children to see all their hard work in action. The robots we are looking at are called Dot and Dash.

Who is this for?

These robots will benefit children from years three to six who currently work on programming on the computers using programs such as Tynker and Scratch.

Why do you want it?

Dash & Dot are exciting, hands-on learning tools for students in primary school.

They're targeted at teaching creative problem solving, coding, and robotics - and they give every student a head start on fundamental STEM principles and 21st century skills. Students send commands to the robots to move them, light them up, and have them detect the world around them using 5 free coding and robotics apps.

The Dot and Dash will help us cover the following key areas:

  • Computational thinking: We'll be able to analyse problems and design algorithms to program robot actions and reactions using Blockly and Wonder, visual coding languages.
  • Maths: We'll explore concepts like the number line, geometry, angles, distance, time, and variables.
  • Creative writing and the arts: We'll explore storytelling, drawing, and even music.

WHERE YOUR MONEY GOES

If we raise our minimum target, we will buy:

1x Dash and Dot Robot single pack @ £263.94

Credit card fees @ 2%: £5.28

Total: £269.22

If we raise our maximum target, instead we will

1x Dash and Dot Robot six pack @ £1,499.64

http://www.tts-group.co.uk/dash-and-dot-robots/1013141.html

Credit card fees @ 2% = £29.99

Grand total = £1,529.63

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 children.

Remember...

Technology advances so quickly now that we no longer know what jobs we are preparing children for in the future. Therefore it is vital that we grasp these opportunities to help children develop analytical and problem solving skills, whilst teaching key objectives from the curriculum.

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