Video recording equipment for Leicester Hospital School

A project by: Elizabeth Hope

£50
pledged of £1,490 target
3%
FUNDED
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This project will only receive pledges if at least £377 is pledged by Sun 14 Jan 2018
To film science practicals for children unable to access a school science laboratory.

key stats

Number of students that will benefit: 50

Age of students: 15-16

Eligible for free school meals: ~40% (population varies)

our school

Leicester Children’s Hospital School comprises 4 main centres; Leicester Royal Infirmary (EYFS to Key Stage 4), Willowbank Day School (Key stages 3 and 4), Coalville Hospital (Mental health patients: Key stages 3 and 4) and Outreach (EYFS to Key Stage 4). All bases provide education for students who are unable to access education in their own school for medical reasons. Although the population of the school is variable, on average 40% of our students are eligible for free school meals.

our project

What we want

We would like to provide our students with access to practical science lessons by filming science practicals, to enable them to complete their GCSEs in line with their mainstream peers. However, in order to do this, we need to purchase equipment which would allow for the effective video editing and publishing of the demonstrations in a timely manner.

Who is this for?

Many children who attend the Leicester Children's Hospital School have not, out of necessity, been regular attenders of mainstream school. Due to their absences, these children have significantly fewer practical skills in the science setting than their peers and this, combined with a lower self-confidence, results in them being greatly disadvantaged as they progress through school life and onto GCSEs. The required practical aspect of the GCSEs is very hard for some of our students to access. This could be due to many reasons, for example; hospitalisation, mental health issues, hypersensitivity or home tuition.

Why we want it

Whilst we have an active programme to allow students across the four bases of the hospital school to have access to practical science, setting up and running the GCSE required practicals in a hospital or Outreach setting is not viable which puts our students taking GCSEs at a huge disadvantage. Recording the practical aspects to allow the students to encounter these practicals in video format improves their chances of gaining a science GCSE. We have a variable number of GCSE students on role in the hospital school at any time, but on average we would expect to see 50 GCSE science students per year across all four bases.

where your money goes

1X GoProHERO5 4K Black @ £369

1X GoProTripodMount @ £14.99

1X VideoStudioUltimate X10 (PC) @ £77.58

1X ASUSZenBook UX530 15.6”Laptop @ £999

Subtotal: £1460.57

Credit card fees @ 2%: £29.21

Grand total: £1489.78

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