'Ardleigh afloat!

A project by: Ardleigh Green

Overfunding

£1,839
pledged of £1,561 target
117%
FUNDED
38
SPONSORS
This project will receive all pledges made by midnight, Wed 12 Jul 2017
Open Water Challenge to Open Minds!

Key Stats

% pupil premium:16%

Number of students that will benefit: 91

Age of students: 9-10

Summary

Three of our amazing teachers are taking to the Thames on Saturday 1st July to take part in the Suunto Great London Swim! They are each swimming the length of 1 mile, hoping to raise enough money to buy chrome books for every child in year 5 as well as trolleys to accommodate them. We, as a school, are committed to providing the best education for our children and we are aware that the use of technology throughout the curriculum has a substantial impact on children's learning and engagement.

Our School

We are a three form entry Junior school based in Hornchurch, Essex. Our children's ages range from 7 to 11 and they are mixed. We teach children from a diverse range of backgrounds and ethnicities and our outstanding staff are committed to providing a well-rounded and challenging education in a very happy, purposeful environment, preparing them to achieve their absolute best for their future.

Our Project

Our aim is to raise enough money to go towards providing every child in Year 5 with their own chrome book for use in school. We have already provided our Year 6 pupils with chrome books and have found them to have had a profound effect on teaching and learning, pupil progress and pupil engagement. Chrome books are used on a daily basis in Year 6 for Maths and English activities on programs such as RM easi, Mathletics and Education City (to name a few!).

We have also rolled out the use of Google Classroom throughout the school, where each child has access to a virtual learning platform within the safety of the school network. Through Google Classroom, children can receive assignments from their teachers online and submit work back through it from anywhere they have access to the internet! Children also have their own G-suite where they have access to their own gmail account, Google SafeSearch for research, Google Forms where they can create surveys; they can also work collaboratively with other children on Google versions of word documents and PowerPoints as well as creating their own websites. Only a few of the apps available to children on Google Classroom are mentioned above but this is really taking teaching and learning to a whole new level!

Ardleigh Green has also taken part in a national coding/maths project this year with UCL Institute of Education and Sheffield Hallam University and the use of the chrome books in Year 6 has made the teaching of maths through coding so much easier as the chrome books turn on and off quickly, keep power for hours and are small enough to fit in children's trays so they have access to them throughout the day without wasting precious time! These seemingly small things have made a very big difference! Children have been able to create their own individual projects whilst still easily working together to help each other out.

Overall, as their use has had such a positive impact on the learning and engagement of our Year Six children, we are determined to try to raise as much as we can to provide them for our Year Five children (and the rest of the school in the future!) as well!

Where your donation goes

For £1,561 we will be able to buy

However we want to raise for

Help us reach our target!

You don't need to give money to help us succeed!

Please share this project with anyone you think would support us – on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, by email, telephone, in a chat over the fence or on your blog. And 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.  Love, AGJ Teachers! :)

6 days, 10 hours ago

Thank you so much to everyone who has sponsored us and for all your sharing and spreading the word! Although it says we are overfunded, that was just the maximum amount we were allowed to put down in order to launch the project! We are looking to raise as much as we can, so please continue to share the link and spread the word! And once again, THANK YOU!! We really appreciate everyone's support and I know the children do too! ❤️

1 week ago

A HUGE thank you for all your positive comments and support of our project so far! To those who have so generously donated, THANK YOU SO SO MUCH ! I have yet to send out the pledge rewards - the Y5 children are busily preparing their words of thanks...(and I have to figure out how to do it also! ;) )Please continue to share the link with anyone you can think of! Miss W x

Ardleigh Green

generated 645 clicks and caused 29 donations totalling £1139.00

Nicola Neale

generated 91 clicks, donated, and caused 3 donations totalling £100.00

Keeley Miller

generated 34 clicks and donated

Jenna Bessesen

generated 24 clicks and donated £10.00

Gemma Trickett

generated 21 clicks and donated £20.00

Karen Whelan

generated 18 clicks

Sean O'Doherty

generated 17 clicks and donated £50.00

Louise Oliver

generated 9 clicks and donated £50.00

Jamie Crane

donated £500.00

Emma Adams

donated £230.00

Darryl Morgan

donated £169.00

Michael Catt

donated £50.00

Peter Hart

donated £50.00

Eric Hindson

donated £30.00

Hannah Hutcheon

donated £25.00

John Smart

donated £25.00

Tracy Mcdonagh

donated £25.00

Linda Foley

donated £20.00

Stacey Bush

donated £20.00

Kerry Tatum

donated £20.00

June Killington

donated £10.00

Katy Lechmere

donated £10.00

Tom Long

donated £10.00

Caroline Battrum

donated £10.00

Lucy Morris

donated £10.00

Sarah Taylor

donated

2 anonymous donations totalling £60.00

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Thank you so much to everyone who has sponsored us and for all your sharing and spreading the word! And thank you to everyone who has left lovely comments and words of encouragement - it really does mean a lot! Although it says we are overfunded, that was just the maximum amount we were allowed to put down in order to launch the project! We are looking to raise as much as we can, so please continue to share the link and spread the word! And once again, THANK YOU!! We really appreciate everyone's support and I know the children do too! ❤️

Good luck and thank you to the teachers that are taking part in this and raising money for our school. Love Jack and Rosie Hutcheon xxxx

Amazing you have reached your target but lets keep going and get the whole of year 5 these chrome books they need

I really enjoyed my time there, so I can only hope with the new computers that the children do too! Xx

Thankyou for everything you did for Henry. So happy to support this amazing school and staff. Wishing you the very best of luck! The Morgan's

Good luck ladies with the Suunto Great London Swim!!

Good Luck , Really appreciate all your efforts in trying to get more chrome books for our children. GO ARDLEIGH GREEN !!

Good luck with the challenge, you can do it and what a fantastic cause to raise funds for the Chrome Books so our kids have one each to learn from in the classroom. A future investment indeed. Debbie Schuller x

Good luck to the AGJ teachers taking part in this incredible challenge to raise funds for the yr 5 Chrome Books, which will benefit out beautiful children. Thank you

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