iPads for Little Stanion Primary

A project by: Laura Jayne

Successful

WE RAISED £351

from 27 donors

This project received pledges on Mon 26 Mar 2018
Helping our children to improve their reading with better access to accelerated reading programme.

Key stats

Number of students that will benefit: 207

Age of students: 5 – 11 (Years 1-6)

Percentage eligible for free school meals: 10.2%*

*over the past six years

Our project

Little Stanion Primary was opened in 2012 on the new build village of Little Stanion. A large proportion of our students come from the village with the rest coming from local villages and towns.

Our philosophy:

FREEDOM FOR INNOVATION AND CREATIVITY

At Little Stanion Primary school we develop independent thinkers with an adaptable approach to learning. Our learners relish new challenges and tackle new concepts with determination and perseverance. Philosophy is used to enhance thinking skills, generate active discussion and debate, developing an understanding of moral and British Values and each other.

What do we want?

Little Stanion Primary school are in desperate need for new tablets for our children to access learning platforms to enhance their skills, especially to access the accelerated reader platform. We are aiming for 2 with this fundraising but realistically at least 8 would help us to be the most effective.

Who is it for?

All tablets are to be kept in the library and all children in years 1-6 will have full access to the tablets during their free time or to help in lessons.

Why do we want it?

Our whole school vision for this year is to increase our reading and comprehension skills. We have recently subscribed to the accelerated reader programme and all children who are free readers are enrolled onto the scheme. This has had a positive impact across the school. Our children have increased their reading and our library is now a busy hive of activity.  As part of the scheme, children can quiz after they have read a book, gain points and increase their reading levels.

Unfortunately our outdated laptops can’t cope with the demand. It takes 10 minutes for the laptops to turn on and children can only quiz during any free time, typically during break time or lunch time. The laptops frequently turn off or lose charge midway through the quizzing.

By having tablets that are in our library children can quickly access the accelerated reader quiz with ease. They would be able to quiz on the day, which they aren’t able to do currently due to our failing laptops. By quizzing the children will increase their reading, build on their comprehension skills and enjoy some good books in the process.

Where your money will go

2 x Apple iPad 9.7" 2017 32GB Wi-Fi - Space Grey @ £301.80 each https://www.amazon.co.uk/Apple-iPad-2017-32GB-Wi-Fi/dp/B06Y48769F

Subtotal: £609.60 (inc £6.00 delivery)

Credit card fees (2%): £12.19

Grand total: £621.79

Help us reach our target!

Please do donate, if every child could raise £3 we would smash our target! 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